“The African” receives a great review in The Library Journal, a major U.S. publication
“The African: Bringing You the Whole Story”
1994, bi-m, $18. Ed. Soumanou Salifou
1730 K St. NW, Suite 304, Washington, D.C. 20006. www.theafricanmagazine.com.
Illustrated. Aud: Ga. (Subject: African people and culture. Issue examined: Vol. 8, No 2)
Readers should expect the unexpected with this comprehensive bimonthly. Committed to “building bridges” between the United States and Africa, it exposes its audience to the politics, culture and viewpoints of a continent about which many Westerners know very little. The issue examined features a cover story on Clinton’s legacy to Africa, one that many Africans hope will extend into future administrations. It also tackles a serious subject in its look at the status of women in Africa, who perhaps suffer more abuse and discrimination than their Western counterparts. There are profiles of two influential women in government: Cote d’Ivoire’s First Lady, Simone Ehivet Gbagbo, and Gabon’s Ambassador to France, Honorine Dossou-Naki.
Other articles of focus include entertainment, economy, tourism, and even cuisine. Laudatory yet critical, The African offers a window into a misunderstood continent and would make a valued addition to any public or academic institution.”