Q & A with Awes A. Osman on Books, Conflict & Displacement

A few months ago we featured an excerpt of Awes A. Osman’s novel, Skinless Goat in Somalia, as part of #100daysofafricanreads. The book was inspired by Awes Osman’s student days in India and focuses on the story of an Indian…

[TV Review] The Simpsons’ Nigerian Characters

Wesley Mead Moe, Princess Kemi (Fox) In the first of a two-part project on The Simpsons, Wesley Mead, while reviewing “The Princess Guide” [s26 e15], examines the decline of The Simpsons, from the cultural touchstone it used to be to…

The Aesthetics of Lugaflow Subculture and (Inter)National Representation

Serubiri Moses Can Lugaflow represent Uganda nationally or internationally in the same way Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart represents Nigeria nationally and internationally? “I’m just trying to shape my own destiny, I’m trying to be my own Museveni.” – Karama…

Joyce Ashuntantang: Foreign Publishers Determine the Nature of our Stories

  “As long as foreign publishers remain the mid-wives of our stories, they will keep determining the nature of these stories.” Joyce Ashuntantang   Interviewed by Dibussi Tande   In 2009, Joyce Ashuntantang published a book titled Landscaping Postcoloniality: The…

Ikhide Ikheloa: People Take Me a Lot More Seriously than I am Willing to Take Myself.

  “The West has made stars out of Diaspora writers and made them Africa’s voices. I have a problem with that.” Ikheloa Ikhide     Interviewed by Emmanuel Iduma  I have not always agreed with Ikhide Ikheloa. So when I…

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