New imaginations, “new” peoples will emerge from the crazy demographic and cultural mix in the slums and create an Africa that is brazenly outward looking.
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
Supposed middle class characteristics, like support for democracy, no stronger among African middle class than among the working or upper classes.
“The centre of gravity of growth [in Africa] has rapidly shifted to the Eastern region”
TIME for another Letter From A Friend. The last time I shared some thoughts from my friend MD in the Diaspora was in May. It is always fun discussing and arguing with MD…he is well read, and an extreme free thinker. He’s back, contrarian, and controversial as ever. MD emailed me to say: I have just finished reading a book …
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