Tag Archives: CNN

The Afropolitan Must Go

My first thought when reading Taiye Selasi’s 2005 essay ‘Bye-Bye Barbar’ (or ‘What is an Afropolitan?’) was that this is the kind of sludge that would piss off Binyavanga Wainaina. One quick google and lo …

Before They Resurrect the Noble Savage

As history and our collective experience reveals, so much of a photograph’s meaning is not captured within its frame. What is not confined to the frame is the social environment within which the image was …

Dear Mr Zuma, it’s all about credibility

For leaders of countries that are not considered “world powers”, the times when international networks like CNN or Sky News take your speeches live can be counted on the fingers of one hand. These are …