A personal reflection on the effects of colonialism, racism, and religion on the North African identity
A review of ‘A Very Young Judge’, a short story by Leila Aboulela, published in the landmark anthology ‘New Daughters of Africa’.
Book Review of Ayesha Harruna Attah’s YA novel ‘The Deep Blue Between’, published in October 2020 by Pushkin Press.
A tribute to Patrice Lumumba and his Independence Speech.
A personal recollection of ‘Three Sisters’ – a play by Inua Ellams’ (after Chekhov) – and its relevance to Biafra
Book Review of ‘The Old Drift’ by Namwali Serpell.
An opinion piece that calls for the preservation of African oral traditions in written form, regardless of language
Ghanaian-born literary giant, Margaret Busby, talks to Alessandra about her second and most recent anthology, ‘New Daughters of Africa’
Jamaican poet laureate, Lorna Goodison, talks to Alessandra about her first-ever collection of essays – ‘Redemption Ground’
Ethiopian-American author, Maaza Mengiste, talks to Alessandra about her most recent book – ‘The Shadow King’ – and the real-life events that inspired it.
An opinion piece that examines the evolving state of Pan-African identity, through modern history.
British author, broadcaster, and journalist, Angela Saini, talks to Alessandra about her most recent book – ‘Superior: The Return of Race Science’