It’s an existential question, possibly as old as humanity itself. How well can you ever really know somebody? For Joe Jaquest Oteng, it’s been more than mere philosophical musing following the death of his father, Peter, 12 years ago. It is fairly commonplace for some skeletons to spill from the
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 In discussions and biographies of the highly regarded Baroque Afro-Spanish artist Juan de Pareja it is routinely overlooked that he painted the first ever self-portrait attributed to an artist of African descent, a rather amazing occurrence in an age of
Sani Ladan is an intercultural mediator, student of International Relations in Andalusia, Spain, and vice president of the ELÍN Association, Ceuta, Spain, that welcomes and offers support and guidance to migrants. Many world leaders used a war metaphor to define the scope of the health, economic and psychological crisis
Lucia Mbomio (Spain) is a journalist, TV reporter and documentary scriptwriter and filmmaker. She is the author of two novels “Women who dared” (Sial, 2017) and “Daughter of the Way” (Penguin Random House, 2019), and contributor to the anthology of female Spanish writers “Metamba Miago. Stories to walk alone
By Jacob Taylor-Mosquera As a Colombian raised in Seattle travelling the Iberian coast from Barcelona to Lisbon for the first time, Jacob Taylor-Mosquera recounts his differing experiences between Spain and Portugal, explaining why one country feels like a more viable destination for a man of colour than the other.