8 minutes read July 31, 2014 James Matthews being James Matthews The film, Diaries of a Dissident Poet, follows poet James Matthews around Cape Town, tracking him during a year, from his 83rd to 84th birthday. It opens with a small….. Read More 4 minutes read March 31, 2013 What has Steve Bantu Biko got to do with partying and spring in the Netherlands? What has murdered Black Consciousness activist Steve Bantu Biko to do with the beginning of spring in the Netherlands? Don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything in school. Steve Biko has….. Read More 10 minutes read December 18, 2012 We write what we like about Steve Biko Had he not died, Steve Biko would have turned 66 years old today. But since the Apartheid police murdered him two months shy of his 31st birthday, we the living….. Read More 3 minutes read November 22, 2011 Batsumi's cascade of sound By Dan Magaziner* South Africa’s 1970s are rightly remembered as a time of rising militancy. From the universities to the docks to the schools–the decade saw the rise of Black….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.