4 minutes read June 8, 2015 Justice in a Portuguese slave store Dona Ana Joaquina dos Santos e Silva was the most renowned high society hostess of 19th century Luanda. She was an Angolan of African and Portuguese descent. She made her….. Read More 3 minutes read May 4, 2015 Whip it Good: Artist Jeanette Ehlers is using the white man’s tools to strike back Jeannette Ehlers’ ‘Whip it Good’ seeks to create poetry between aesthetics and the brutality of the creation of an artwork with a whip. The performance consists of a white canvas, a whip….. Read More 4 minutes read April 28, 2015 The romanticism of history, and the (Afro)future of Brazil’s quilombos Brazil imported more African slaves than any other country in the Western Hemisphere. With over four million enslaved brought to its shores, the former Portuguese colony accounts for over 40%….. Read More 6 minutes read March 20, 2015 Digital Archive No. 15 — The Queering Slavery Working Group Since I first started out selecting digital projects for this series, I have been struck by the wide range of forms and types of digital projects that have been and….. Read More 6 minutes read December 7, 2014 Remembering Slavery in South Africa “I recognized Cape Town the first time I saw it,” Deborah Thomas revealed at a lecture she gave in the city in July 2014. A sociologist who works in Jamaica,….. Read More 6 minutes read December 4, 2014 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….. Read More 11 minutes read September 11, 2014 The Economist magazine has had a “Slavery Problem” since 1843 The Economist has a slavery problem, as Greg Grandin has recently called it. Grandin’s wonderful article is a response to a series of lamentable book reviews published by The Economist that deal with the….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.