Leo Africanus is taking a break till after the New Year.
I hope to be back after January 8, which is by the way also the occasion of the annual public statement by the President of South Africa‘s ruling African National Congress, but also the birthday of David Bowie.
Of course neither event has anything to do with it.
For real: it is really for the sake of my sanity, my daughter telling me to ‘close it …’ (meaning my laptop!), to hang out with a lot more with my wife (who tolerates my unhealthy obsession with Western mass media coverage of the continent and its peoples) and read from my pile of unread books: first up Joe Sacco‘s 288-page graphic novel Palestine (just got the special edition with Edward Said‘s foreword).
Here’s to 2008 then and to better reporting on and about Africa in Western media.