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Review: At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

David Diop’s novel gives a merciless yet poignant insight into the experience of West Africans who served, died or had their lives changed forever in the brutal trenches of World War I. Review by Gail Collins.

Daniel Kaluuya – the man of the moment

Uganda-born actor Daniel Kaluuya hit the big one when he won this year’s Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his powerful performance in the film Judas and the Black Messiah. Profile by Gail Collins.

Africa’s unremembered remembered

For over a century, white soldiers were remembered by name in memorials but the black and brown who perished in British colonial uniform were ignored. Finally, a great wrong is being righted.

Kenya’s queens of the road

While motorcycles are a growth market in Africa, a gender revolution is taking place in Kenya, where women are not only passengers, but also riders and couriers. Aamera Jiwaji reports.