AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Not the continent with 54 countries

HISTORY

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Mexico Rises: From Tlatelolco, 1968, to Ayotzinapa, 2014

“It would be necessary not only to wash the floor: the memory it would demand to remove sight to all we saw, to murder the the bereaved as well, no one cry, no more witnesses to be. But blood roots and grows as a tree on time. The blood on concrete, on the walls, it

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Africa is a Country has published its first ebook, “Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy.” The ebook was edited by Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs. The contributors to the ebook are Achille Mbembe, Salim Vally, Andy Clarno, Arianna Lissoni,...

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

The Limits of Alternative Africas

Hard on the heels of an anti-climactic election season in the US punctuated by myopic views of the world and cataclysmic what-ifs, the resurgence of Nikolaj Cyon’s counterfactual map of Africa circulating on the web last week...

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Digital Archive No. 3 – Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project

This week’s Digital Archive is inspired by Duane Jethro’s recent post on the Mandela Ray Ban Statue in Cape Town, in which he refers to this new art installation as “vandalism of Nelson Mandela’s legacy.”  This is...

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The Spear of the People

In September this year, Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo would have turned 65 years old. But on February 25, 1991, an apartheid hit squad murdered the traditional leader and Contralesa president as he pulled into the driveway of his...

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