Kenya’s Human Rights Emergency
The Public Order Act President Kenyatta invoked to enable his government’s pandemic measures is a colonial relic that gives police license to “round up pretty much anyone they choose, anywhere they choose,” writes political analyst Nanjala Nyabola.
July 22, 2020
What Black America Means to Europe
From the vantage point of a continent that both resents and covets American power, African-Americans represent to many Europeans a redemptive force: living proof that the US is not all it claims to be and could be so much greater than it is.
June 6, 2020
“If I could eradicate any word in the English language,” Ellroy declared in 2001, “it would be the word ‘closure.’” The discipline of writing, from age thirty, became a lifejacket that kept Ellroy afloat above the tide of decrepitude that shaped his early years.
March 10, 2020