Tope Folarin was educated at Morehouse College, and the University of Oxford, where he earned two Master’s degrees as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2010 he served as a Newman Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. In 2013 Tope won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story, ‘Miracle.’ He is currently completing his first novel.
Due to a recent move within the IPS office, the Newman Fellows are forced to share an office (along with New Economy Working Group Coordinator, Noel) in the side "cave" where nobody visits--this has forced them to talk to each other.
The most salient connection between progressive politics and art is imagination.
Obama needs to put his heart on his sleeve to regain the approval of voters.
Should our education system rely on the help of philanthropists like Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to achieve meaningful reform?
The direction that Nigeria takes -- towards a future of hope and growth, or one of backsliding and defeat -- depends, to a great extent, on the country's future leadership.
We need a system that responds to the realities of immigration in this country while rejecting the knee-jerk discrimination that the Arizona law represents.
Amidst the celebrations there are some real questions about how the people of South Africa will benefit from the World Cup.
The president was cool and competent, as always. But his press conference speech once again lacked substantive answers to the Gulf oil spill disaster.
Soccer's big event is about to begin in South Africa. It's time to root for your favorite team...and for Africa.
The UN donors' conference is an opportunity to help Haitians rebuild in a manner that respects their humanity and enables them to become more productive.
The president is using carrots and sticks in Africa, but he might have gotten the two mixed up.