The acclaimed author delved deeply into magic realism for his latest book. Here, he describes why this genre continues to thrive.
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Don't let delusions of freewheeling grandeur fool you; the best advice for a young entrepreneur is to establish values and rules, and then live up to them.
Until the Internet was allowed on commercial flights, the solution to assuage my fear of flying was to find the nearest airport pub and throw a few back before boarding the plane. That’s all changed.
Can a video game literally save your life? This week on Big Think's podcast we discuss three surprise ideas with game developer and researcher Jane McGonigal.
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Richard Dowden says Mugabe will not bow from power if only to spite the West.
The journalist says prevention is the key step that no effort has been able to successfully deliver on yet.
Journalist Richard Dowden says solidarity is the goal but it's handicapped by regional allegiances.
The journalist notes a great deal of enthusiasm for Obama but no homegrown leader of equal stature.
The journalist analyzes China’s far-reaching role in Africa’s mineral sector.
The journalist says colonialism was “short enough to destroy leadership in Africa but not long enough to replace it with anything else.”
The journalist explains the dysfunction that plagues Africa’s politics.
The journalist advises not going to Africa with the idea of being a crusader.
The journalist tells the story of the world’s leading organization for African affairs.
The journalist first entered the field after missionaries got him a teaching job in Uganda in 1971.