Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity


The Ghanaian writer and researcher Kwame wrote a book about a young boy from the Gold Coast who was brought to one of the principalities of present day Germany. The journey took place hundreds of years ago. A black boy in a white world of privilege. He entered those circles and he became part of … Continue reading Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity

review of TAXING AFRICA


That day the assistant-chief came to my compound. Some time after we ended the formal greetings he mentioned the main topic of his visit. In the near future a fundraising (Harambee) would be held in the area. The Big Man Nomen Nescio was to be the main Guest of Honour. We could not let the … Continue reading review of TAXING AFRICA

Review of THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ


A landlocked country (even the shores of the lake are receding) in the midst of the enormous African continent. This country carries the same name as the lake: Chad. From 1982 – 1990 Hissène Habré ruled this country. He was no stranger to power for during previous reigns he had been Prime Minister and Secretary … Continue reading Review of THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ

The history of football in Nigeria


The World Championship Football is played out on fields in Russia. One of the participants is the Green Eagles team. The national squad from Nigeria. Nigerian football has seen many famous names, some of the players have played and play for major teams in Europa (and other continents) where they have gained glory. Think of … Continue reading The history of football in Nigeria

An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent


In this article you will find an excerpt from The broken river tent. This book has been written by Mphuthumi Ntabeni. In this debut novel Ntabeni brings us back to the days of a Xhosa chief in the 19th century. This chief, Maqoma, was spearheading the struggle against the British who were the colonial masters. … Continue reading An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent

The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland


The people of Togo have seen the Germans come and colonize the country we call these days Togo. After the German defeat in the Great War the French and the British came and took over the legacy and these two countries divided Togo. Later the years of indepoendence came sweeping like a wind of change … Continue reading The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland