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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 Lorna Goodison

Jamaican poet laureate, Lorna Goodison, talks to Alessandra about her first-ever collection of essays – ‘Redemption Ground’

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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In Conversation with Angela Saini

British author, broadcaster, and journalist, Angela Saini, talks to Alessandra about her most recent book – ‘Superior: The Return of Race Science’

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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In Conversation with The Sankofa Book Club

Akua Boateng and Melody Obeng, co-founders of The Sankofa Book Club, talk to Alessandra about life, books, and the stories that inspire them

Literandra at The Sankofa Book Club

Alessandra and Akaninyene join The Sankofa Book Club for their thirty-fifth podcast episode

In Conversation with Sara Collins

Sara Collins talks to Alessandra about her debut novel and future plans in an eight-part SPOTLITE exclusive interview

In Conversation with Chigozie Obioma

Two-time ManBooker Prize Shortlisted Author, Chigozie Obioma talks to Alessandra in a SPOTLITE Exclusive interview.