7 minutes read April 7, 2015 A Studio Visit with Afrofuturists Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi This phrase “Space is the Place” recalls the 1970s work of Sun Ra — father of Afrofuturism. It also resonates in the minds of artists both on the African continent….. Read More 1 minute read November 3, 2014 WOW! Watch this little girl name the presidents of 30 countries Some people think that Africa is a country. Some people, such as the New York Times editors, think that Ivory Coast is two countries (see below). Many people struggle to….. Read More 3 minutes read September 30, 2014 Transgender in Botswana “Pula, pula, na, na, ke tla gola leng.” The ethereal club banger “My Body” by Kat Kai Kol-Kes and her band Chasing Jakyb is an ode to the physical meeting….. Read More 5 minutes read April 28, 2014 Pax Kaffraria: An Interview with Artist Meleko Mokgosi What is most pleasing about Meleko Mokgosi’s work is also what many find elusive in contemporary artwork, the combination of both technical mastery and thought provoking concept. Even as I….. Read More 2 minutes read January 24, 2014 Blame it on Botswana Spain’s monarchy is apparently having a hard time–in the latest round of scandals, one of the princesses is accused of public corruption along with her husband. But where did it….. Read More 5 minutes read July 12, 2013 Eating Nando’s in Gaborone I spent part of last month at the biennial gathering of historians organised by the Southern African Historical Society. The conference at the University of Botswana was fantastic. Gaborone was, well, less so.*….. Read More 6 minutes read February 1, 2013 Meet photographer and photoblogger … Karabo Maine Welcome to the inaugural post of our new weekly feature profiling the people behind blogs and/or tumblrs curated by Africans, on the continent as well as in the diaspora. The….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.