This piece on nostalgia for the old South Africa among some whites–including among young people born after legal Apartheid ended in 1994–on social network site, Facebook, is genius. It is in Afrikaans.
Fanon is your revolutionary’s revolutionary. His life and work as a political theorist and activist continue to transcend essentialist abstractions and artificial boundaries to empower a new generation of dreamers and fighters against despotism and nihilism.
How does the world’s longest serving autocrat remain in power?
All that French marketing schtick aside about the white Zulu, Johnny Clegg was a real one.
Algeria reached the African Cup final for the first time in 29 years after defeating Nigeria. It can’t be divorced from politics back home.
What happens when ike’s, a legendary bookstore in Durban, South Africa, creates a literary festival? For one, synergy.
How local conflicts in the Sahel-Sahara over justice, or rather its absence, get dragged into tensions between outsiders.
One of South Africa’s most important universities, the University of Cape Town, recently released a curriculum change framework in response to protests. This is a critique by two alum.
The long and wondrous life of Hassan Ouakrim, the “Cultural Ambassador” of the Maghreb to the United States.
The American website Black Agenda Report commented on the protests in Sudan and got it completely wrong.
Technological change is not simply a neutral and inevitable process—it is shaped and driven by existing social relations.
How do queer women give shape to their queerness, navigating the simultaneous desires of same-sex intimacies, family life, societal expectations, and urban success?
A long awaited recognition comes for the two American founders of social work in South Africa.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and football’s peculiar hold on national identity.
The peaceful nature of the massive protests against Algeria’s undemocratic regime signals the universal reclamation of the people’s right to perform who they are and who they want to be.
The Hirak, how the current contemporary liberation movement is known, gives Algerians a renewed sense of purpose.
What social media activism gets wrong about the #SudanUprising: Sometimes it may be appropriate to leave the hashtags alone and say nothing.
A trove of unprinted photographs and other media from the Idi Amin years in Uganda is now available for public view giving us insight to the concerns of the regime and realities of living under his rule.
Egypt got knocked out in the Round of 16, but the hosts have been hamstrung by multiple events, including the military’s control, besides its poor performance in the tournament.
A guide on how to support the uprising in Sudan.
Queer identities, widely accepted on the pitch in women’s football, may be the way to challenge gender norms in some societies.