SingerSinger's interviews, essays, and reviews on African subjects have appeared in publications including Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Evergreen Review, The Georgia Review, nthposition, opendemocracy.net, Pambazuka News, Poets & Writers and The Wall Street Journal. During 2010-2011, he made three protracted visits to Africa to interview pro-democracy leaders for a book, Uhuru Revisited (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, forthcoming).
[ places - november 10 ]
"Forty-five minutes of teeth-jarring potholes, a left turn, a bounce or two up a rutted path, and there I am: Matol Guest House"
[ places - september 10 ]
"What's the difference between a black and a white cricket? The black ones are noisier." (Are there really white crickets?)
[ places - july 10 ]
We fail to notice many shades of grey in Africa
A series of panels of experts on Africa was held in New York. We present summaries of these panels.
[ fiction - march 09 ]
"After eleven busy years, his wife's frequent wit, with its ambivalent edge, was finally getting to him."
[ bookreviews ]
The zweikampf of the so-called Cold War has now been succeeded by a multitude of horrendous conflicts in the name of a multitude of plausible causes.
[ fiction - april 08 ]
"She recited her lead question quickly and matter-of-factly, before irresolution could mis-word it or falsify the intended tone. 'Do you rent dogs - or do you just train and sell them?'"
[ places - march 08 ]
"When I began reading about the sabo, I was hoping to have unearthed a microcosm of Nigerian unity. Now I just hope the sarkin and his waziri are still in business..."
[ fiction - october 07 ]
"I do not keep photographs of people I detest, so I relied on my visual memory and a few quick viewings from crowds."
[ fiction - september 07 ]
A short story about meetings.
[ places - august 07 ]
"The Yoruba word for 'white person' is oyinbo , which literally means 'peeled skin.' The joke was that I was literally an oyinbo ."