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Fela Anikulapo Kuti: A Honest Man
Through an accident—performing a service for a friend of his in London—I was invited to stay in Fela’s house the first time I visited Africa. In 1973 the naira was high, Lagos hotels were expensive as well as bad, and I was not rich, so I accepted. For . . . read more
The Crisis of Algerian Nationalism and the Rise of Islamic Integralism
By cancelling the elections planned for the end of 1991, banning the Front Islamique du Salut (fis), arresting its top leaders and detaining thousands of activists, the Algerian regime prevented an Islamist government from being elected, but did not succeed in forcing the theocratic djinn back into . . . read more
Comment on 'The Freudian Slip'
Sebastiano Timpanaro’s piece on The Psychopathology of Everyday Life published in nlr 91 under the title ‘The Freudian Slip’ does not live up to the editorial promise of a ‘highly original stance’ on Freud. On the contrary, the article published amounts to a populist attack on psycho-analysis . . . read more