Black History

‘Four Hundred Souls’ eds. Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

A review of ‘Four Hundred Souls’ edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keish N. Blain.

The Storm

A recollection of the fall of a once-great people

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Invocation

A call to the past from the present - with a view to the future

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In memory of Patrice Lumumba’s Independence Speech

A tribute to Patrice Lumumba and his Independence Speech.

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We Need More: African Orature in Focus

An opinion piece that calls for the preservation of African oral traditions in written form, regardless of language

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In Conversation with Margaret Busby

Ghanaian-born literary giant, Margaret Busby, talks to Alessandra about her second and most recent anthology, ‘New Daughters of Africa’

In Conversation with Maaza Mengiste

Ethiopian-American author, Maaza Mengiste, talks to Alessandra about her most recent book – ‘The Shadow King’ – and the real-life events that inspired it.

The 21st Century African: How Nationalism changed Pan-Africanism

An opinion piece that examines the evolving state of Pan-African identity, through modern history.

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What Would Martin Say?

An opinion piece that examines the ways in which the famous words of Martin Luther King Jr. are used and abused in the present day

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The difference between Legal and Moral

Is all that is right legal? Is all that is legal right? This opinion piece explores the links between legality and morality, within the context of history.

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