Black Travels, Dismantling ‘Fortress’ Europe, 19th Century Tropes and Blurring the Colour Line: An Interview with Igiaba Scego

Born and raised in Italy and the daughter of Somali refugees, the multilingual writer, activist and scholar, Igiaba Scego understands very well the complexities of the Afropean identity. 2023 sees the English-language publication of her award-winning book, The Colour Line (Small Axes/Hope Road Publishing). This intriguing and often heart-wrenching historical

“…All that I’m doing is an authentic expression of who I am…”: An Interview with Frida Touray

Written by Tola Ositelu   You’d be hard pressed to find a more thoughtful and deliberative artist than Gambian-Swedish singer/songwriter, Frida Touray. This introspection came through immediately when her striking EP Mending landed in my inbox back in summer 2022. It’s again evident in the reflective silences between answers, as she joins me

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