Uganda’s rulers don’t get that clobbering words is impossible. The pen will escape every hammer, and cross borders to haunt oppressors, even if the authors are no longer around.
Fear of the future, longing for the past: the new story in South African politics.
Tunisia had sought to Arabize itself since independence and failed. It’s relation to France still very much defines the country’s character.
Hausa poetics of compassion and resistance in northern Nigeria in the age of pandemics and neoliberal democracy.
Documenting an urban housing crisis and how tens of thousands of informal workers and unemployed people struggle to reshape Johannesburg.
Safi Faye’s 1976 film, ‘A Farmer’s Love Letter,’ exposes the gap between the post-colonial state and the concerns of ordinary people.
As Iran withstands one of its greatest existential challenges, its men's national team would be forced to carry the weight of a nation’s despair on the field.
The reality of any society, any nation, and of our world, is much messier than picking a soccer team.
Indigenous traditions possess the greatest potential for developing robust civic values and identity in Africa.
Mainstream discourses about Aamajiranci, northern Nigeria’s Qur’anic schooling system, expose the power politics of knowledge in postcolonial societies.
A bleak new television drama, ‘Donkerbos,’ explores secrets in small town South Africa, but fails to offer alternatives to the tropes of good vs evil.
Khoisan Consciousness is sweeping across South Africa. Exploring multiple perspectives is vital to make sense of it.
The “follow-back” economy of Nigerian Twitter represents a struggle for recognition in a vastly unequal and status-obsessed society.
If someone had to hold the title of father of African cinema, Ousmane Sembéne would be the most compelling candidate.
To be African means at some point to desire to leave. African cinema can provide solace for our tortured relationship to the West and our own continent.
Working-class men try unsuccessfully to integrate themselves into new economies in the films of Ousmane Sembene and Mrinal Sen.
An interview with Samba Gadjigo, the late Ousmane Sembene’s longtime friend and official biographer about the resurgence of Sembene’s work.
Which theology we will use to make sense of the relationship between church and state in Kenya?
For his third term, Lula faces the ghosts of Bolsonarismo, contradictions in his own ruling coalition, and tough global conditions. On our podcast this week.
Amilcar Cabral’s influence stretched far beyond the Portuguese colonies, profoundly influencing the political struggle in South Africa, past and present.
On the 50th anniversary of his murder, those who fought alongside Amilcar Cabral give a painful reminder of what could have been had he lived to see Guinea Bissau’s independence.
It’s tempting but unsatisfactory to blame poverty and weak regulation for the dumping of used vehicles in Africa.
This month on Africa Is a Country Radio, taking inspiration from the work of Chinua Achebe, we take a listen to the music of the post-independence era on the African continent.