Louis Chude-Sokei on African Cyber-Crime

Check out the substantial and fascinating new article by Louis Chude-Sokei: “Invisible Missive Magnetic Juju: On African Cyber-Crime.

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It’s a sweeping and well thought-out piece that contextualizes Nigeria’s infamy as the home of internet fraud, in an analysis that makes connections between the country’s political history, the creativity of Nigerian computer users, the sense of exclusion felt by segments of the Nigerian population, the global free market, Nigerian popular culture, Western paranoia and the growth of African cyber-crime franchises, all interwoven with a review of the film District 9.

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