From Africa and the diaspora: our top ten fiction reads of 2017

Samira Sawlani shares ten must-read books from the year so far Read More

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Top 15 recently published books by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa

by Samira Sawlani As the festive season begins, so does the enjoyable and/or stressful task of choosing Christmas presents for loved ones. Fret not; be it for the book and poetry lovers in your life or a reward for yourself after all that shopping, here is a list of recently published fiction and poetry by… Read More

The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us

Belgium Colonization and the Ignition of the HIV Global Pandemic by Dr. Lawrence Brown In an article entitled “The Early Spread and Epidemic Ignition of HIV-1 in Human Populations” in the magazine Science in October 2014, Nuno Faria and his fellow researchers revealed the location of Ground Zero for one of the world’s most deadly… Read More

The Forgotten Cry: DR Congo

From an outsider’s point of view by  Taimour Fazlani Frequently, the plights of certain peoples are forgotten, ignored, or left outside of general debate. This has been repeatedly true for the nation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with a long history of colonial injustices followed by political strife, intense conflict, and economic… Read More