Nana Yaa Mensah is chief sub-editor of the New Statesman

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12 February 2012
Britain today wants only the "brightest and best" immigrants; but how do we rate those who use their skills...
UK Politics
15 August 2011
The only surprising thing about the Brixton "riot" was that it didn't kick off earlier in the afternoon on 7...
Cultural Capital
15 October 2010
What happens when you introduce a note of primary colour into a landscape that's largely white and grey? This is the...
Books
16 June 2003
Jose Eduardo Agualusa's novel opens with a sensory rush - the sea throwing travellers back to land, heat, humidity and...
Books
28 April 2003
Extraordinary events across a vast expanse of land and the people who made those events happen - these are the subjects...
Culture
24 February 2003
A link has been severed between African writers and readers worldwide - Harcourt is to publish no more new work in its...