Video: Chinyanta Kabaso | The Dazzling Diversity of African Dance
The dazzling diversity of African dance — in 14 moves
Mehdi Alavi: British Genocide in Kenya | Time for a Reckoning
No sum can ever wipe out the suffering of the Kenyan people. But British reparations will serve three important functions.
Fiore Longo: The Maasai Are Under Attack in the Name of Conservation | ‘This Is Our Land, and We Won’t Leave’
We can no longer turn a blind eye to human rights abuses committed in the name of conservation.
Pratik Pawar: It Took 35 years to Get a Malaria Vaccine. Why?
The parasite’s complex biology played a role in the delay, but experts say there was also a lack of urgency and funding.
Derrick Z. Jackson: Climate Colonialism at COP26
The refusal of the United States and fellow rich nations to compensate developing countries for the devastation wrought by air pollution and climate change smacks of a kind of modern colonialism at its worst.
Video: A Small Antelope Horn
Sitting by the fire with a nomadic tribe, a physicist ponders the many shapes of wisdom.
Video: Thandiwe Newton | Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself
Actor Thandiwe Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves.
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: When I Shut the Door
The news arrived by e-mail — a scribble of a long, single sentence, broken up, like little chunks of wood, the way a year is broken up into months and weeks, days, hours.
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: Our Casualties
We were living at the Mount Clinton Internally Displaced Refugee camp outside of Roseville the day his death news came in. It struck something throughout the camp of thousands, like an axe cutting through hard wood…
Video: How Women Will Lead Us To Freedom, Justice and Peace
The former President of Liberia, Nobel laureate H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf promotes freedom, peace, justice, women’s empowerment and democratic rule.
Adrie Kusserow: Bus Station, Kampala, Uganda
For Willem, age 3 . We are lost. . Holding you tight, the drunks pawing me . as I weave through the stalls sticky with beer and urine . looking … Continue reading →
Adrie Kusserow: War Metaphysics for a Sudanese Girl
For Aciek Arok Deng I leave the camp, unable to breathe, . me Freud girl, after her interior, she “Lost Girl,” after my purse, . her face: dark as … Continue reading →
Adrie Kusserow: Skull Trees
South Sudan Arok, hiding from the Arabs in the branches of a tree, two weeks surviving on leaves, legs numb, mouth dry. When the mosquitoes swarmed and the bodies settled … Continue reading →
Six Years in an African Village: An Interview with Jill Kandel
Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
A guest post from Lisa Ohlen Harris: I “met” Jill Kandel in 2006 when she submitted a wonderful essay to Relief Journal, where…