James Knight

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James Knight has more than ten years’ experience working in and with emerging market countries as a journalist, writer and consultant. He is currently Senior Associate at a London-based communications agency, and lives in Brussels. He previously worked for The Sunday Times, ITN, Reuters, The Economist, and Africa Confidential. He speaks Spanish fluently, French rustily, and draws on West Ham United and Afrobeat for inspiration.

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Kassena code

The houses of the Kassena are a unique marvel.


Bunce Island

Bunce Island is arguably the single most important former slave site for African Americans. Katrina Manson and James Knight explain why.


West African cowboys

The village of Barani has given itself a lifeline by reaching out to its equine heritage.