4 minutes read July 13, 2015 Kemang Wa Lehulere: History will break your heart “There still is the demand for black artists to exoticize themselves. The same struggle that Ernest Mancoba was having is still around and oftentimes one does not have to be….. Read More 1 minute read March 23, 2015 AIAC Video: South Africa’s ‘born frees’ gag on the rainbow nation pill they’ve been fed for the past 21 years Chimani Maxwele, a student at the University of Cape Town in South Africa caused a real stink earlier this month by flinging poo at the statue of Cecil John Rhodes on….. Read More 4 minutes read January 27, 2015 Viva Riva! director, Djo Tunda Wa Munga, on African self-representation, and opening a production company in “chaos” “A filmmaker processes images absorbed through his environment and upbringing,” says Djo Munga (41), who was hailed as one of Africa’s most promising filmmakers, after the release of his first….. Read More 3 minutes read October 24, 2014 Pan-African fashion that rejects “social entrepreneurship” ‘Kushn’ is a chic, afro-futurist fashion and design store based in Cape Town. Owners Greer Valley and her husband, Themba Mntambo, started the company three years ago using leather and….. Read More 1 minute read July 23, 2014 Watch’s Umlilo’s new music video “Magic Man” here first You’ve seen the teaser, now see the video. Umlilo, is back with his fifth music video single, ‘Magic Man’ from his upcoming EP, ‘Aluta’. Read More 2 minutes read July 21, 2014 Live from Grahamstown Every winter, for 11 days in early July, the sleepy South African college town of Grahamstown comes alive with art. Artists from all over the world swarm to the tiny town,….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 9, 2014 On being young, black and queer in South Africa Umlilo (previously profiled on Africa is a Country here) continues to push societal boundaries, crushing the norms of sexuality and gender roles with ‘Magic Man’, a track from his latest….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.