4 minutes read April 3, 2013 The visibility of contemporary women artists in Africa There has been much written recently about the proliferation of the ‘Africa Issue’ amongst many contemporary art publications and journals. So, true to form, last week saw the launch of….. Read More 5 minutes read February 11, 2013 Dama do Bling, Mozambique’s Queen of Hip-Hop “A young person with a university degree can’t sing, but a minister with a 6th grade education can legislate?,” Dama do Bling sang in her 2007 song “Sai,” a musical….. Read More 2 minutes read May 16, 2012 The Wisdom of Nawal el Saadawi Earlier today on Twitter I summarized 80 year-old Egyptian feminist activist and writer Nawal el Saadawi’s comments in an interview published in the weekend edition of The Financial Times. The….. Read More 13 minutes read April 24, 2012 Makode Linde–the ‘Swedish Cake’ artist–explains himself “It’s a self-portrait. It’s not meant to represent anything, except me.” Makode Linde seems more bemused than irritated when we discuss the huge, worldwide storm that his cake has stirred…… Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 20, 2011 Many Feminisms Nawal el-Saadawi on Al Jazeera English. Read More 2 minutes read July 2, 2010 Africa on Film: Out of Africa While reviewing this week’s film, Out of Africa (1985), for our series Africa on Film, I wondered what I would write about. Many people have bones to pick with this….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.