Archive | 2008

Kenya’s democracy on trial

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi On Thursday December 27th 2007, shortly after polling stations were closed, Kenya was hailed as having fulfilled an African dream – to have a free and fair closely contested democratic election. But less than 48 hours later it was clear that the dream of democracy could become a nightmare of ethnic […]

Animal Planet

by Pius Adesanmi It has become well nigh impossible to mention some strange specimen called “Africa” in North American academe these days without entering all sorts of caveats and precautionary notes. Time it was when the imperative of a coordinated response to the daunting challenges of Euromodernity provided the inflatus for the production of the […]

Angola at Peace

by Didier Péclard On April 4 2002, a cease fire signed between the Angolan government, controlled by the MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) put an end to one of Africa’s longest-running civil wars ever (1975-2002). (more…)

Pule Lechesa with Omoseye Bolaji

In the Free State, local black literature is thriving as never before, with many popular writers emerging from the grassroots with startling regularity. Although the process started about ten years ago over fifty poplar books penned by local authors have been published with thousands of copies distributed in the many libraries that throng the Free […]

Faut-Il Oublier Joe La Conscience?

par Patrice Nganang Jamais les arts n’ont été aussi annonciateurs de l’avenir au Cameroun ; mais jamais aussi les artistes n’ont été aussi seuls ! Si à Douala, en ce février c’était avec le courage d’un peintre, Mboua Massock, que les feux de la colère se sont soudain saisis de la poudrière que notre réalité […]

Quand Aimé Césaire disparut

Par Henri-Michel Yéré  Pour Salma Kojok Quand Aimé Césaire disparut, les morceaux de roc étalés au sol regardaient ébahis le dos de leur briseur qui prit son envol, pris de lumière, et que l’on fût à Dakar, à Paris, au Cap ou à Fort-de-France, tous virent la même étoile allumer les horizons sans fin du […]