The great Nigerian author and essayist Chinua Achebe died on Thursday in Boston. In this interview with Bill Moyers, first broadcast in 1988, he explains why “The storyteller has a different agenda from the emperor.”
- The late Dennis Brutus, an elder in South Africa’s long struggle against apartheid, shares his story, his poetry, and why he’s optimistic about the global justice movement’s future.
- Thousands of grassroots, African-led efforts are building locally rooted alternatives to the chemical agriculture promoted by the Gates Foundation and Monsanto.
- How one photographer captured the continent from the sky—with a fan strapped to his back.
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