Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Walls of Great Zimbabwe, The Hoverboards of Wakanda, and the Fear of Black Excellence: Some Thoughts on Black History Month

Republished with the permission of Dr. James Arnett from his blog. The Western history of Africa is full of aporiae. “Africa has literature?” I was working out at the gym a few weeks ago, during the local high school kids’ summer/Christmas break. That meant that a few conscientious, vain, and bored young men put in their appearance at the gym. One was a particularly serious specimen, and one day he