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It’s Not Just About Cecil John Rhodes

In the past week I received an email from my alma mater requesting the University of Cape Town (UCT) alumni to comment on the Student Representative Council’s calls for the…..

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Rhodes Must Fall Everywhere

As I write, students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are occupying an administration building demanding the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, who keeps watch over…..

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Which Art History in Africa?

Reading Eddie Chambers’ thoughts on African diaspora art history brought home my own struggle of writing on contemporary art in East Africa. I burst out laughing when he, pretty much,…..

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#WhiteHistoryMonth: Obroni, a History

To kick off White History Month 2015, we have a special inaugural post from Wanlov the Kubolor! Most Ghanaian parents know the origin of the word “obroni,” but felt it wiser not…..

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The University as a Place to Think?

I was recently asked to be on a panel with the theme of the role of the university, social justice and global change. When the invite came I was in…..

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Remembering Differently

The Haitian scholar Michel-Rolph Trouillot opens his remarkable work “Silencing the Past” by pointing to the ambiguity of the word ‘history’. History is both ‘what happened’ and ‘that which has…..

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Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy

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…..