Jun 2nd, 2014
By Alemayehu G Mariam “Making predictions is hard. Especially about the future”, said the famous American baseball player, Lawrence “Yogi” Berra facetiously. Likewise, predicting whether there is light at the end of the tunnel in 2050 and beyond is hard. Especially about the Dark Continent. Making pr...
In East Africa
Mar 22nd, 2013
I was brought up on the likes of Chinua Achebe as far as African literature in English is concerned. This was also the case with previous generations of post-colonial African writers and readers. As a tribute to him I present below an abridged/adapted version of an essay I wrote in 2003 on his influe...
May 28th, 2012
Peter Collier, Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick (Encounter Books). To order it, click here. At a time when our foreign policy is in the hands of the feckless, delusional, and incompetent, it is bracing to have Peter Collier’s fascinating biography of Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ronald...
Dec 11th, 2011
Stef Terblanche, Black Business Quarterly As the year draws to a close we enter a period of celebration, peace and goodwill. Across Africa millions will be commemorating the birth of Christ this month. A short while later the New Year will be welcomed with much celebration. And across the Atlantic in...