AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

nostalgia

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Africa as Science Fiction

Since Sun Ra descended in a breast-shaped Ark to recruit Americans for his planetary Afrotopia, science fiction has played a significant role in representations of African life. The original past represented by Africa as ‘cradle-of-civilization’ has recently been inverted in work which measures futuristic narratives against everyday life on the continent. Now the Arnolfini gallery

Monday, February 28th, 2011

‘Not Everything Was Cool Back Then’

Commercial for Kinky Afro, a weekly retro radio show of 80s pop on the bland Cape Town radio station Good Hope fm. (Not sure if the show exists anymore.) Links to two more spots for the campaign–watch...