Dan Magaziner

Dan Magaziner is on the editorial board of Africa is a Country and an intellectual historian specializing in 20th century South Africa. He teaches at Yale University.

Paul Kagame. Image via Veni Markovski Flickr


I shook Paul Kagame’s hand yesterday. A colleague and I were discussing the difference between historical and anthropolo…

2012: A sculpture of Mandela is unveiled in Howick

Tata Mandela

June 16 is a national holiday in South Africa – Youth Day, commemorating the June 16, 1976 Soweto student uprising and t…

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