Africa is not a Fucking Country: How the Popularity of Contemporary African Pop Culture Undermines Eurocentrism

Just recently I read Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece ‘Things fall apart’ for the first time. The book tells a story from the perspective of an Igbo man, Okwonkwo, set at the background of a village in pre-colonial South-East Nigeria. The first half of the book is a description of pre-colonial society, expressed through the fears and desires … More Africa is not a Fucking Country: How the Popularity of Contemporary African Pop Culture Undermines Eurocentrism

The Repressive Undertone of Western Liberal Societies

Never before have so many people been able to enjoy the spoils of the good life. Over the past 150 years Western countries (the United States, Canada, Oceania and much of the EU) have seen a massive increase in wealth. This has been accompanied by a decrease in corruption, widespread access to healthcare and education … More The Repressive Undertone of Western Liberal Societies

Citizens Monitor Elections Themselves in Turkey

Last November 1st the eyes of the world were set on Turkey. National elections were taking place and a lot was at stake: the refugee problem has become a full scale humanitarian crisis, a conflict between the Turkish army and the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) rages the South-East and ISIS becomes an ever-growing threat since … More Citizens Monitor Elections Themselves in Turkey