Pushkin’s pride: how the Russian literary giant paid tribute to his African ancestry


This is an amazing story. The famous Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, considered to be one of the greatest writers in history, had a African Ancestor. His name is Ibrahim Petrovich Gannibal. It is thought that he was born in Cameroon in the year 1696. When this Gannibal was a child he was kidnapped and taken … Continue reading Pushkin’s pride: how the Russian literary giant paid tribute to his African ancestry

Review of HORN OF AFRICA


Let me first write a few things about the author Philip Caputo (1941), for this will help in finding the context for his book  Horn of Africa. He worked in the American army, serving in Vietnam. For many years he was a journalist in the Near East (or Middle East) as a correspondent for The … Continue reading Review of HORN OF AFRICA