Race

About Me in Africa […]

A personal reflection on the effects of colonialism, racism, and religion on the North African identity

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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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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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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

Black and Female: Where Racism Meets Sexism

An opinion piece on the unique form of oppression that black women (and girls) have faced through history and still face in the present.

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