Tag: refugees

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

Secession-Related Agitations: Is It High Time Crisis-Torn African Countries Renegotiated Their Nationhood?

Written by Olusegun Akinfenwa   Secession-related armed conflicts are fast becoming omnipresent in Africa and have caused the fragmentation and division of many nations. The unrest usually comes with highly devastating impacts that are largely responsible for the continent’s economic and social retardation. From Nigeria’s Biafra to Ethiopia’s Tigray and