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Nairobi’s palaver men

From morning till evening these men discuss nothing else than intrigues within the corridors of power. They never fight but they argue from sunrise to …

Marrakesh: The rose amongst the palms

Amidst the historical magnificence of Marrakech and the razzle-dazzle turmoil of its Medina is a parallel history of passionate garden making. The name “Rose among …

Salutations and tributes to Chinua Achebe

Launched at the 40th  African Literature Association Conference on 10  April in Johannesburg, the book attracted 49 eminent writers and academics from the African literary …

Tanzania: At last, a regional voice?

After selecting former South African president Thabo Mbeki as my surviving and active “elder” African statesman of choice, I have been trying to establish if …