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Africa

Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Ullekh NP

The medieval glory of Timbuktu in golden letters

Zimbabwe: The Day After the Dictator

The liberator-turned-tyrant has fallen, the streets erupt to celebrate, and the breakaway dissenters take over. Freedom is still uncertain in Zimbabwe. From #OpenArchive

Out of Africa

The frailties and fantasies of this Man Booker shortlisted novel make it a quiet classic

Dateline Rwanda

A journalist brilliantly uses his craft to make sense of a post-genocide society where mass denial is a way of life

The First Indian

Who are we? A question as old as 74,000 years

The Great Migration Shift

Humans may have left Africa long before the accepted date of 60,000 years ago

The Great Diaspora

A new study finds that humans might have taken different migration routes from Africa

The War of Words over Blood Diamonds

As India, China and Dubai become the world’s biggest markets for these stones, African countries like Angola are resisting attempts by the West to stigmatise their products as conflict diamonds

Nothing Lush, Soft or Verdant

Taiye Selasi’s first novel runs circles around the ‘African story’ you’re used to

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