A personal reflection on the effects of colonialism, racism, and religion on the North African identity
A tribute to Patrice Lumumba and his Independence Speech.
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’
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
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.
Alessandra and Akaninyene join The Sankofa Book Club for their thirty-fifth podcast episode
Sara Collins talks to Alessandra about her debut novel and future plans in an eight-part SPOTLITE exclusive interview
An opinion piece on the unique form of oppression that black women (and girls) have faced through history and still face in the present.