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October 25, 2010
V. S. Naipaul’s "Gloomy Clarity" about Africa,...
V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn’t disguise his melancholy or his frailty. Still, his inquisitorial eye and his magic with a prose sentence have...|
February 9, 2010
Ghana Speaking (II): Village Living in Kwabeng
I’m going “home” here with my friend Kwadwo Opoku-Agyemang to “where my belly button is buried,” to the seat of his fondest memories and his first great love, his grandmother....|
February 8, 2010
Ghana Speaking (I): The "living wound" at...
I’m in Ghana for a week — starting from Cape Coast, toward the western end of Ghana’s Atlantic shore. Cape Coast is a university town and a major fishing center...|
May 16, 2006
The Hidden Histories of Slavery
Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) A memorial in the former slave market of Zanzibar, Tanzania, where over a million slaves were traded between 1811 and 1873....|
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