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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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WARA/WARC: Peace Fellowships

WARA / WARC – Initiative pour la Paix en Afrique de l’Ouest Bourses de recherche sur la Paix Automne 2010 Le Projet Initiative pour la Paix en Afrique de l’Ouest mis en œuvre par la WARA et le WARC met … Continue reading

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Ghana Dig Reveals Ancient Society

Archaeologists have unearthed dozens of clay figures in Ghana, shedding light on a sophisticated society which existed before the arrival of Islam. Experts from the University of Ghana found 80 sculptures believed to be between 800 and 1,400 years old. … Continue reading

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