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Blog to Watch: Africa is a Country

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A Classic Martini

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A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel


Before you ask, the title is ironic. Africa Is a Country, named after a misconception that has confounded everyone from Sarah Palin to Rick Ross, consistently defies reductionist Western depictions of the continent. Founded by Sean Jacobs (a contributor to this section), it calls itself “the blog that’s not about famine, Bono or Barack Obama.” What it is about is the art, music, sports and politics that matter to modern Africans.


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