Nollywood, Emily Witt "Witt blends monograph with vivid reportage in her latest offering: a short but sweet study of Nigerian cinema....Witt starts to see Nollywood as proof that 'globalization is no longer necessarily synonymous with cultural imperialism.' She paints a portrait of an industry carving out an African identity within mainstream global cinema." —Laura Garmeson, Financial Times... more
Another Fine Mess, Helen C. Epstein "Epstein's absorbing book is a damning indictment of the American hypocrisy that has been on display across Africa since the Europeans packed up and left as colonialism collapsed after World War II.... Epstein has compiled a catalog of almost every arrest, kidnapping, and execution engineered by Museveni and his goons—all while America looked the other way." —Helene Cooper, New York Review of Books...more
This week on UNDERREPORTED, Nicholas Lemann welcomes Atossa Araxia Abrahamian to the studio to talk about her book THE COSMOPOLITES: THE COMING OF THE GLOBAL CITIZEN, published by Columbia Global Reports in 2015. Nick and Atossa discuss the global business of buying and selling citizenships and what it means to be a "cosmopolite." Is globalization… more
On this week's episode of UNDERREPORTED, Nicholas Lemann sits down with Helen C. Epstein to talk about her new book ANOTHER FINE MESS: AMERICA, UGANDA, AND THE WAR ON TERROR. Is America to blame for decades of war in eastern Africa? Who is Yoweri Museveni? And where is Trump on all of this?
In the first episode of UNDERREPORTED, we bring in the team to talk about Columbia Global Reports' mission, our lessons learned from entering the book business, and populism's role in the German election.
On Sale: January 29, 2018
Pipe Dreams, Erin Banco Based on exclusive troves of documents and sources in the Iraqi and U.S. governments, investigative reporter Erin Banco tells the story of how rampant corruption and gross mismanagement have sucked billions upon billions of dollars from Kurdistan’s and Iraq’s oil coffers — and how local people are suffering as a result.... more
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