Gambit (The Art of Creating) No. 7 - Richard Ali

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It is best that Richard speaks for himself, that I present this conversation without remarks. For suddenly, in need of an introductory note, I find that I have none, and that Richard’s responses sparks of completeness. In fact, I had no reason to respond to his first responses – perhaps silenced by the lengthiness and profundity of each response. And knowing Richard, knowing him as the Chief Operating Officer of Parresia, publishers of my first book, and having met him only once, yet feeling that I have known him for a much longer time, I daresay that I expected to be knocked down by the weight and compulsiveness of his erudition.

Gambit (The Art of Creating) No. 6 - Ayobami Adebayo

Monday, April 16, 2012

We began with an oral conversation, recorded with my phone, in her sitting room, since we happened to be in Ile-Ife together at the moment. A conversation that cannot be made public, at least for now, for the simple fact that we were so self-aware, so within the cocoon of our ‘literary ties.’ When I used those words – literary ties – Ayobami had a good laugh; earlier I had mentioned that I couldn’t extricate our friendship from our creative comradeship. This friendship, which has now spanned close to five years, began simply, when I asked her if she writes.

Left Forum 2012: Cornel West on the OWS Movement

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cornel West is an honorary chair of the DSA and is one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals. He weaves together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive

Left Forum 2012: Interview with Rose Brewer

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rose Brewer defines herself as a scholar-activist. For over a decade, she has been a member of the board of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide.

Left Forum 2012: Interview with Marianne LeNabat

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Marianne LeNabat is active in both student and labour organizing in Canada and the US.

Left Forum 2012: Interview with Madea Benjamin

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Co-founder of CODE PINK, Medea Benjamin is the author of a forthcoming book on drone warfare.

Left Forum 2012: Interview with Gar Alperovitz

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gar Alperovitz is a historian, political economist, activist and writer. He is currently the Lionel R.

Left Forum 2012: Interview with Frances Fox Piven

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Frances Fox Piven is an honorary chair of the DSA and an eminent scholar of American politics and social movements.

Left Forum 2012: Interview with Robin Blackburn

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Robin Blackburn is the founding editor of New Left Review and author of the seminal Banking on Death--Or, Investing in Life: The history and future of pensions.

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