Published 60 years ago this year by Heinemann in London, Things Fall Apart has sold more than 10m copies and been translated into more than 50 languages.
One insinuation was that the state of politics in Africa is so dismal that even the Gambia’s Adama Barrow, a former Argos security guard, can become a president.
The forts and castles on the continent’s coast were once used to make profit off African bodies. Today continue to fulfil one of the key purposes for which they were first built – making money
In apartheid South Africa, the “pencil test” – inserting a pencil into hair and testing whether it would hold or fall out – was used to determine proximity to whiteness, and access to political, social and economic privileges