“We Want What’s Ours,” a documentary film in progress on the complications of land reform in South Africa in Soweto–in this case competing claims between groups of black South Africans–by Chicago law professor Bernadette Atuahene and Sifuna Okwethu.
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.
Which theology we will use to make sense of the relationship between church and state in Kenya?
Indigenous traditions possess the greatest potential for developing robust civic values and identity in Africa.
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.
Mainstream discourses about Aamajiranci, northern Nigeria’s Qur’anic schooling system, expose the power politics of knowledge in postcolonial societies.
Amilcar Cabral’s influence stretched far beyond the Portuguese colonies, profoundly influencing the political struggle in South Africa, past and present.
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.
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.
It may seem obvious that a real transition to renewable energies is urgent, but not all transitions are the same or fair.
We need to rethink how people seek sustenance and wealth, but not divorced from their moral values, convictions, and expectations.
Global South countries are leveraging competition between China, Russia, and the US to address multifaceted crises. Is it enough? Tune in to our discussion on the AIAC Podcast.
The last film of underappreciated Senegalese director, Khady Sylla dealt with mental health. It is worth revisiting it now for its groundbreaking portrayal of depression suffered by two women friends.