Turn any homophobic corner in Africa and you’re guaranteed to run into a delirious celebration of “African culture,” but there’s nothing African about homophobia.

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Binyavanga Wainaina

Our man of the people

Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.

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Politics

Blind to the matatus

The future of Kenya’s matatus (commuter buses) and their inherent place in the capital Nairobi’s culture and society, is all but absent in the government’s neoliberal vision for urban planning.

Before Fallism

The popular myth holds that most South African major resistance leaders come from its coastal regions. That's not been the case since the mid-1970s.

Culture

Football is a Country