AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Amilcar Cabral

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

#WhiteHistoryMonth: ‘To revolutionize a culture …’

Frank’s Archive is a project that explores the different functions of books, power and knowledge. My dad, J.E. Frank, has left me numerous books relating to race, class, apartheid and politics in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Leaving South Africa in the early 70s, my father decided to sail around the world and eventually jumped ship...

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Kwame Nkrumah’s team are going to the World Cup

Despite coming in for plenty of criticism from European and American journalists, Africa’s high-stakes, winner-takes-all World Cup qualifying system once again threw up an enthralling set of matches. The most remarkable result was Ghana’s whopping 6-1 win...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

A Conversation with Photographer Juan Orrantia about Guinea-Bissau and his Search for Amilcar Cabral

Technically speaking, photography is the process of capturing light. Compose the frame. Release the shutter. And let the light pour into the camera’s memory, whether a roll of film or a digital sensor. When the captured light...

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

July 5th, Cape Verde

Like we said everyone wanted to get independent in June and July. It’s also Cape Verde’s independence today. We know young Cape Verdeans want to protest tonight since there’s not much to celebrate. Doesn’t mean they don’t like...

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Viva Amilcar Cabral

Amilcar Cabral, the key figure in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verdea’s independence (and who had an impact beyond its borders; see Chris Marker’s ‘San Soliel,’ through historian Basil Davidson’s work and in Syracuse), was born in September 1924 and was...

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

‘Africa wants you to leave us alone’

The South African artist, Breeze Yoko, has generously allowed me to share these images of him completing this striking mural completed recently in Swiss city, Basel, while there representing at the Focus 10: Contemporary African Art Fair....