Author Archives: mkevane

About mkevane

Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.

Feist – A Man Is Not His Song

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Light sci-fi viewing on Netflix: The ARQ

I enjoyed it. A time-loop movie that is fairly clever about the loop and how to end the film.

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Nina Simone in Liberia by Katherina Grace Thomas in Guernica

It was a language that Simone spoke fluently. She was forty-one when she first landed at Robertsfield International Airport, her twelve-year-old daughter Lisa in tow, their belongings—clothes, books, records—packed into the belly of a Pan Am jet. Six years had … Continue reading

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Gyimah Gariba, illustrator from Ghana

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Mama, let your babies grow up listening to Kofi Kinaata… and get some empathy

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Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be fraternity brothers…

Full story in NYT. And for what?  So he could do the same to other pledges in future years? A night that began with laughs and elaborate handshakes quickly devolved into dangerous drunkenness. The pledges were forced to participate in … Continue reading

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DCE William Baah now basically being blamed for death of Captain Mahama

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