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
Africa Oyé Festival are delighted to announce the final wave of live acts for the 31st annual celebration of music and culture this June. Acts representing Ghana, D.R Congo, Cuba, and Colombia are included in the reveal. Headlining this year’s festival are Afrobeat superstar, Seun Kuti (below, son of Fela Kuti) and pioneering
If you happen to be born in a country with a scarce Black presence, it is not uncommon to hear a variety of assumptions about it based on popular perceptions rather than personal experience. Poland, treated as a poster child of ‘Eastern Europe’, – although, in fact, situated in the
By Robert Fikes, Jr., Emeritus Librarian, San Diego State University A century passed before an award-winning British historian would give long overdue recognition to an African American who provided a unique, firsthand account of the turbulent Russian Revolution that ignited on March 8, 1917 on the streets of Petrograd.
Written by CS Pinto I am Portuguese. I grew up in a low-income and racialised neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. My parents are Portuguese, but they are also Angolan. My father, for example, travelled to Portugal before Angola’s independence in 1975. Yet, Portugal was not as developed as
Written by Nina Camara In Liminal Space is a series of interviews focusing on the liminality of the mixed race experience and the ways people deal with its challenges. The series highlights stories of people who have left environments which did not reflect their story in the hope of creating