A Retrospective: Five African Novels To Read Before You Die

Okonkwo’s heroic but rash stand against colonialism ends in a lonely suicide.

What Causes Modern Famines? Surprise, Weather Has Almost Nothing To Do With It, And Africa Isn’t The Worst Hit

Armed conflict, and active political repression are to blame for more than 75% of all recent famines.

Africa Has Been Used And Abused: Achille Mbembe On How To Restore The Humanity Stolen By Racism 

The Black Man is the one (or the thing) that one sees when one sees nothing, when one understands nothing, and above all, when one wishes to understand nothing.

Great Insights From Nigeria’s Once-Ridiculed Tutuola On Thinking, Researching And Writing About Africa

Tutuola was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past of a dark continent that was awakening and harkening to the call of Europe’s colonising civilisation. How wrong they were!

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: A Well Told Story Of Liberia’s Two-Time President And Africa’s First Elected Female President

Sirleaf’s parents were adopted rather than born into Liberia’s dominant minority, targets of the “Christian duty” felt by many wealthy Americo-Liberian families to liberate “tribal children” from rural areas.