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  • 'Fela!' celebrates influential Nigerian musician, activist

    'Fela!' celebrates influential Nigerian musician, activist
    He pioneered one the most influential, far-reaching musical genres of the past 50 years. He became a galvanizing force, too, in the cause of human rights. When he died, more than a million people turned out to witness his funeral cortege. Among those mourning his loss were the 27 women who had once been his wives.
  • Review: 'Every Day Is for the Thief' by Teju Cole

    Review: 'Every Day Is for the Thief' by Teju Cole
    To be a tourist in one's home: It's the very definition of the uncanny. Teju Cole's novella "Every Day Is for the Thief," written and first published in Africa in 2007 and now getting its first stateside release, focuses on a Nigerian-American medical...

    As Santeria grows and evolves, the increasing focus on Africa opens rifts among the sects

    OSOGBO, Nigeria The worshippers flock from Miami, Venezuela, Brazil and other far-flung destinations on their pilgrimage into the heartland of the tribal faith. Alexandre Texiera Ramos flew from Sao Paolo to Lagos, then drove five hours to this dusty,...

    This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time" by Brigid Schulte; Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux ($26) Remember boredom? Fifty years ago, big thinkers were wringing...

    Going back to Lagos in Teju Cole's 'Every Day Is for the Thief'

    Going back to Lagos in Teju Cole's 'Every Day Is for the Thief'
    Imagine a patient, observant and precise writer like the late W.G. Sebald reborn as a Nigerian exile, returning to and then wandering about that country's teeming and chaotic cultural capital, Lagos. That, in broad strokes, is the voice of the narrator of...