1,453 words by 5 writers in West Akim, Kade & elsewhere

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Africa, Portraits, Travel


by Craig Mod

Kade — Hello, I say. Hello, she says. What’s your name? Ophelia. Her name is Ophelia. She says this and then gives me the look — the look I get from so many of the Africans, the look I initially misread but, now, think (foolishly) I understand. The same silly “understanding” that fuels imperialists and missionaries, I suppose. The look: It’s a hard look. A tough look. A facade. A suspicion, rightfull...

photography, Africa, Astrophotography

Quiver Tree Forest, Namibia

by Conor MacNeill

Karas — In the last few years, there’s have been several photos that I’ve really wanted to capture for myself. A number of these have actually been in Namibia and one of them was capturing the amazing-looking...

Africa, Portraits

Sammy the prophet

by Craig Mod

West akim — Africa burns my eyes and sets my nerves on edge. He tells me this is a country in which everything is out to hurt you, white man — the insects, the water, the Nigerian road marauders. Nigerian road ...

history, Beer, Africa

Showing my ignorance of African history

by Adrian Tribe

London — Seeing this van the other morning prompted a number of questions to come to mind. Ethiopian beer, in London. Is that really a thing?! Why would an Ethiopian beer be named after England’s Patron Saint...

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