Tag Archives: Africa

Review of The Coming by Daniel Black

The Coming: A Novel by Daniel Black, 210 pp.St. Martin’s Press, 2015, $11.94 paperback Daniel Black’s The Coming: A Novel is less a novel as we normally think of it, as a fictional piece of literature, than a sustained meditation on … Continue reading

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Review of Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett

Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett, 256 pp.Graywolf Press, 2016, $9.52 paperback On a most basic level, Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett is about identity and its fluidity. But it’s also about how slavery, colonialism, and one of my favorite misnomers, … Continue reading

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Review of Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness Like Water

Happiness Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta, 196 pp., Mariner Books 2013, $9.96 paperback I actually finished reading Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness Like Water several weeks ago, but sat on the review, trying to gain some distance from the work. Let me begin … Continue reading

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Review of The Hairdresser of Harare: A Novel

My first encounter with Zimbabwean writer and certified podiatrist Tendai Huchu was a few years ago when I found his short story “The Sale” in AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers (2012), edited by the incomparable Nnedi Okorafor. Continue reading

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Cacophony

Torn paper collage. One of my favorite places in the whole world is the popular market in West Africa and the Caribbean (I’ve only been to countries in W. Africa). It’s a very special place filled with beautiful, strong women … Continue reading

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Caterpillars

Acrylic paint and photographs. This piece is inspired by a news article that I read a few months ago about Libya taking land from Malian farmers in order to grow export crops. It’s a multi-media piece; acrylic paint with photos … Continue reading

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Funding Available: Ghana Studies Council 2011 Research Grant Program

The Ghana Studies Council (GSC) invites applications for its Research Grant Program. The GSC will award two or more research grants of up to $500 each. Graduate students, faculty, and researchers resident in Ghana and affiliated with an academic department or institute in … Continue reading

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