Somali sailors fought alongside Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar; and could have been present on the ship that carried the body of explorer David Livingstone home from Zanzibar in 1874.
Africa is a continent about which many wildly different stories have been told. It has not always been provided the chance to tell its own stories.
Boko Haram offers relatively better life for some women than north Nigerian society. Many women have looked to religion for a space of relative autonomy, generating the apparent paradox of female support for sharia law
It is an effortless weaving of the politics of the apartheid state, the Transkei, liberation movements, and chiefly politics into an interconnected narrative of shifting power relations
Okeowo grew up in Alabama and moved to Uganda and then Nigeria as a young adult to experience her family’s homeland