1 minute read September 18, 2015 Weekend Music Break No.83 – Banned in Nigeria edition This summer Nigeria’s Broadcasting Corporation, or whoever is in charge of censoring content there, decided to ban 18 pop songs from its outlets for either containing “vulgar lyrics,” “obscene video”….. Read More 4 minutes read April 25, 2015 “A malignant ‘nativism’ threatens post-apartheid democracy (in South Africa)” Africa is a Country editorial committee member Dan Magaziner and I published an oped on The New York Times about the current (briefly subsided) violence by South Africans against other black….. Read More 2 minutes read April 20, 2015 If you come from another African country, you can never become fully South African The violence strikes at what is at the heart of post-apartheid South African identity. For all the talk of hospitality and “ubuntu,” xenophobic violence is a reflection of how the….. Read More 22 minutes read April 15, 2015 If Maradona is football’s god, then Eduardo Galeano wrote the beautiful game’s holy book If Maradona is football’s god, then Eduardo Galeano wrote football’s holy book. The Uruguyan (who also had good politics: “I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read April 14, 2015 Flotsam: “How come there ain’t no brothers up on the wall?” Long before (26 years ago) #RhodesHasFallen, but long after Steve Biko and Black Consciousness, Spike Lee (in Do the right thing) predicted the world historical events at the University of….. Read More 11 minutes read March 24, 2015 In Pictures: ‘Africanizing Technology’ Conference Earlier this month, I was invited to a tightly-packed, two-day conference on “Africanizing Technology” at Wesleyan University in Connecticut (a 40 odd minute car ride from New Haven). It was….. Read More 9 minutes read March 5, 2015 #WhiteHistoryMonth: Njabulo Ndebele on the heart of whiteness, South African edition Teaching a graduate seminar on South Africa this semester at The New School (to help prepare a small group of students who will travel to South Africa in the summer) has meant….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.