I disembark at Ostende station (left) one sunny but fresh Sunday morning in late Spring. The Belgian coastal city has been a source of fascination since Afropean’s own Johny Pitts recommended the documentary filmed here during the last days of Marvin Gaye’s life. The tragic soul man escaped to Ostende
Written by Linda Eniola Adeyemo I use this term ‘Afroespañolx’ whilst recognising its limitations, that is, of who is/might be excluded. There are other terms, such as ‘Afrodescendant’, that speak to the greater community of black people in Spain, including Afro-Latinx, people without Spanish official documentation, those in irregular documentation
Written by Robert Fikes, Jr. Emeritus Librarian, San Diego State University “Here I am not a Negro but a human being for the first time in my life … I walk in full human dignity” – Paul Robeson in Russia, 1934 Feeling secure in the promise his master made to emancipate
This is the seventeenth instalment in ‘Siyah’, a series which explores African Diaspora and Turkish social and cultural narratives, with journalist Adama Juldeh Munu. Tunay Altay took a closer look at the representation of Black people in Turkey’s media, past and present. The following is a condensed version of the
This article is the sixteenth instalment of Siyah, which explores the relationship between the African Diaspora and Turkish social and cultural narratives. Journalist Adama Juldeh Munu summarises Derya Özkan’s analysis of the African origins of cool in her essay From the Black Atlantic to Istanbul’s ‘Cool’, and how it relates to Istanbul’s cultural identity and landscape.
Written by Tola Ositelu Writer, teacher and father-of-three, Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss is even busier than usual. He’s hard on the publicity drive for his debut novella for young adults, Nicked Named. Loosely based on his own adolescence growing-up in monocultural Middle England, it follows the trials and tribulations of