The Palestinian cause was pivotal on the agenda of many African political parties in the 1970s and ‘80s. Over the last three decades, however, it has been pushed to the fringes of political discourse save for a handful of countries on the continent.
The general public’s willing acceptance of the draconian restrictions placed on mobility and freedom of assembly due to the coronavirus was “predicted” in fictional novels and other artistic creations over the last few decades. Is it a matter of life imitating art or something more sinister?
Life imitates art is a phrase we often hear when certain events are seemingly foretold in a painting, a song, or any number of the creative disciplines people engage in. Books, in particular, are a generous source of such lore. Sometimes, the separation between the work of art's making and the foreshadowed event is eerily short, leading to