By Taylor Owens Editor Chris Abani and several authors have released a new book that takes you on a journey through thirteen stories that stretch the boundaries of “noir” fiction and fully capture the essence of darkness that continues to prowl through the streets, alleys, and waterways of Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos Noir is a continuation of […]
Africa is so big and has so many cultures, it defies description. One can only safely talk about the individual nations, who themselves are divided up from ancient tribes.
Read about all of the countries in Africa here.
How my way to Lagos, Cotonou, Ganvie, Lomé, and Accra in West Africa, didn’t go as planned By Dami Grace Olaleye Most people snooze all the way to the airport but of course,I had Cardi B’s, Bodak Yellow on repeat screaming it at the top of my lungs all the way to Gatwick airport– that song has […]
2018’s Race Will Take Flyers Across Africa, from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls By Brian Gage “And then I thought, f-ck me, that is the best way of flying around places I have ever heard of. It seemed to me to be unbelievable that no one had already organized a long distance paramotor adventure like this. So […]
Asilah, an Artist Haven and Morocco’s answer to a small New England town By MB Akinyemi Everything I know about coastal New England I learned from reading John Updike novels. Thus it’s safe to say that I believe every suburban seaside town is not always what it seems on the surface. So when I arrived in […]
“>I thrive on sheer sensory overload. I’m Alice down the rabbit hole” Dina Bennett’s on the road again―and she can’t stop! Having completed the 7,800-mile Peking to Paris Classic Car Challenge while braving carsickness and patching rocky marital relations, she’s once more in over her head, enduring100,000 miles of road trips through the world’s out-of-the-way […]
Morocco – A Blaze of Color! By Donnie Sexton If there was a way to rank countries by how colorful they are, I would cast my vote for Morocco being near the top! The desert and arid landscapes do justice to the earthy shades of tans, browns, oranges, golds, and yellows. Sprinkle in a bit […]
Maropeng Heritage Site Offers The History of Humans to Visitors By Jackie Cohen Gauteng, a northern province in South Africa, is defined by the nation’s largest cities, Pretoria and Johannesburg. Pretoria is one of the nation’s capitals, and Johannesburg is home to many historic sites relating to the country’s 20th-century struggle to end segregation, including the […]
Why We’ll always have Casablanca By Cindy Lou Dale The international jet-set claim to have uncovered a few Moroccan cities, waxing lyrically about the ‘real’ thing they’ve discovered in the narrow streets and complex passageways of medinas. A Lack of Tourists Yet none of them mention Casablanca, except as a transit point, dismissing it entirely, […]
Senegal: Inside a 60,000 seat stadium, elaborate preparation and swagger as two contestants enter the ring for La Lutte, or The Struggle, a popular sport in West Africa.