Prince had wanted to be something other, to be in some place other, and to feel something other but that other zone was always non-descript and politically vacuous. In abdicating…

Magic System is an international African musical group made in Anoumabo in Marcory district of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Twenty years ago, four young boys — Asalfo, Goude, Tino and Manadja…

Whether Americans or Africans, my friends reacted in much the same way when I disclosed I was headed for Hargeysa, the capital of Somaliland, to participate in an international book…