2 minutes read May 29, 2015 When Germany had its own #RhodesMustFall moment In 1967, West Germany had its own #RhodesMustFall moment. In September of that year, socialist students tore down the monuments to colonial leaders Hans Dominik and Hermann von Wißmann that….. Read More 7 minutes read April 9, 2015 Is There a Place Where White People Are More Committed to Faux Race Blindness than South Africa? The first thing that strikes you when you arrive in Australia is how racist this place is, and yet how committed many Australians are to not talking about race. As a….. Read More 1 minute read March 23, 2015 AIAC Video: South Africa’s ‘born frees’ gag on the rainbow nation pill they’ve been fed for the past 21 years Chimani Maxwele, a student at the University of Cape Town in South Africa caused a real stink earlier this month by flinging poo at the statue of Cecil John Rhodes on….. Read More 4 minutes read January 28, 2015 It makes perfect sense to name one of Cape Town’s busiest roads after FW de Klerk All this controversy around honoring former Apartheid president FW de Klerk by renaming one of Cape Town’s busiest streets after him got me thinking. The act of public naming is….. Read More 4 minutes read January 19, 2015 Achille Mbembe on How the Ebola Crisis Exposes Africa’s Dependency on the West In addition to the human toll, the Ebola crisis in West Africa has severe political consequences. According to Achille Mbembe, Western states present their intervention in West Africa as a….. Read More 5 minutes read December 18, 2014 I’m so happy in Cape Town Cape Town is such a beautiful city. I mean, look at it: those majestic mountains, the deep blue sea, world-class vineyards, a new consmopolitan zone of creative hipsterdom, and not….. Read More 3 minutes read December 12, 2014 Explaining Racism to a White South African Liberal When I say, to a black person, “that place” or “that person” is racist, they know what I mean. The same statement to a white person requires qualification. It has….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.