africa

Three Experts on African Weather Fact-Check Toto’s ‘Africa’

“I hear the drums echoing tonight But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation She’s coming in, 12:30 flight The moonlit wings reflect the…

Tope Folarin’s Search for Himself

When D.C.-based writer Tope Folarin was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 — becoming the first writer based outside of the continent…

The Perilous Trip of Iboga, Africa’s Premier Psychedelic

In 1999, New Yorker Daniel Pinchbeck dropped $7,000 on a trip to the Equatorial African nation of Gabon, yearning for meaning and spiritual truth in…

Why At-Home DNA Tests Keep Failing People of Color

Jeanny King, 33, stood in line at her local post office in Surbiton, a small suburb of London, and prepared to send out another plastic…