You can see most the photographs from Hugo’s “Nollywood” project (now a book) on his website, along with an introduction by Federica Angelucci and an essay, “Nollywood Confidential” by Cape Town-based Stacy Hardy. The actual book also includes a short story by novelist Chris Abani (“Omar Shariff Comes To Nollywood. A Storyboard In 10 Frames”) and another essay, “No Going Back,” tracing the history of the Nigerian film business by Zina Saro-Wiwa.
Our annual publishing break coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. We are planning a public event on August 20th to reflect on its legacies.
Why do representative bodies like the union, the party, and the so-called Left seem to fail its constituents during struggles like Marikana?
Accountability—insofar as it ever existed within the South African Police Service—has been reduced to a merely theoretical concept. It is time this changed.
In South Africa, the seismic shifts in unionism triggered by the Marikana Massacre have sadly not resulted in a union movement better equipped to tackle the issues that workers face.
The impact of the Marikana massacre on South Africa’s student movement for free education, and an end to outsourcing, has been overlooked.
Africa’s political liberation and economic emancipation can’t be one-country affairs, but pan-African combined with international solidarity.
The challenge presented by Argentina: What is the best way to deal with global fiscal pressures in a local context of high expectations and public demands?
Director Shameela Seedat’s film about trainee lawyers provides a sort of celebration of youth on this continent and a vision of the next generation of Africans.
Lula’s challenge in Brazil: To be successful with proposed reforms, he’d need to take back the anti-systemic appeal stolen by the far-right.
Mexico’s president has a mandate for radical change, but this change must be negotiated within a context of limits produced by the neoliberal period itself.
The Nigerian-American author of the novel “Harry Sylvester Bird” talks to the Radical Books Collective ahead of her appearance at their book club.
Western conservation NGOs condemn violence against Maasai, but also don’t want herders or subsistence hunters on land they want to control and profit from.
While Chileans have defeated the post-authoritarian neoliberal regime, they face major obstacles on the road to a post-neoliberal social democracy.
We know an enormous amount about what precipitated the 2012 Marikana massacre, but relatively little about what is behind the violence there since.
Xiomara Castro’s leftist government must create capacity for self-determination in a state vulnerable to US pressure and constructed to serve monopoly capital.
The British-Somali poet Warsan Shire’s audacious yet uneven volume of poetry captures the quiet loneliness of African immigrant lives in the West.
The Marikana Massacre changed democratic South Africa forever. It can also catalyze resistance to the current order.
The left’s win in Colombia signals that after more than six decades of war, people just want to live with dignity and in peace.
South Africa’s ruling party’s devotion to its policy of cadre deployment is an indication that it values its own power more than the public interest.
The novelist on 3 books he returns to: by Wole Soyinka, Ibn Khaldun, and a third on the history and the system of writing of an early 20th-century Cameroonian king.