Many critics have questioned the authenticity of Algeria’s “African-ness”. This is part of a greater malaise which unfortunately is becoming more apparent in African international relations. Here we revisit the history Pan-Africanism in relation to Algeria.
“All you wear is ‘Native’?” “You don’t wear ‘regular’ clothes?” “Why don’t you wear English clothing?” I wear African attire all the time and these are questions I’m asked in Lagos, Nigeria, where men wear English suits with neckties in the blazing sun. Why?
The sex toy trade is blossoming across the continent as people become increasingly relaxed with the idea of buying them, but except in rare cases, governments are behind the times, and out of step with the desires of the people.
Historical romance author (and confessed teenage Mills and Boon fan) Kiru Taye is using her medium to explore pre-colonial stories and our present day impressions of the sexuality of the time
The South African Freedom Charter states that the country belongs to all who live in it. But is that true? Does the country belong to anybody at all? Were we sold a lie?
In political, academic and other analyses of Africa, the North is often either removed from the continent or treated as fundamentally different from “black” aka “real” Africa. The separation is not only false, but also damaging to African identity and unity.
What does it mean to be Nigerian at a time of so much uncertainty? Am I grateful to be a Nigerian? Yes. Would I wish to be anything else? No. Do I love my country? Well, it’s complicated. And here’s why.
Despite African and African-inspired attire being all the rage and trending internationally, Africans in America can still be refused entry to nightclubs because of their attire. “Isn’t African dress equal in all respects to European dress?,” asks one writer.