A major retrospective of David Goldblatt‘s photographs opens next month at the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. (Previews are next week). I am especially looking forward to it since I had a small consultancy role working with the Museum and did some of the audio guide for the exhibition.
South African politics urgently needs an injection of electoral energy from the left, that speaks in a language that resonates with voters, rejects chauvinism and embraces democracy.
Are postapartheid norms against open homophobia in party politics eroding in South Africa?
The film The Sound of Masks explores dance, memory and the meaning of life, ancestry, culture and political struggle in postcolonial Mozambique.
In post al-Bashir Sudan, new paradigms animate political action, while old ones have returned. Towards what sort of future might the protesters march?
Ending the capitalist war against nature begins with eco-socialist perspectives and actions.
A response to Panashe Chigumadzi’s essay, “Why I’m No Longer Talking To Nigerians About Race.”
Director Dare Olaitan’s Knock Out Blessing (2018), is nothing less than a meditation on rape culture.
Lasting peace in Sudan’s Darfur region – 300,000 people dead and millions displaced by regime violence – should be a priority for #SudanUprising.
When Ugandan police imprisoned Bobi Wine in his own home, the singer-turned-lawmaker used the internet, music and multiple languages to craft a call for solidarity between civilians and security forces.
The Tanzania government’s brand of heavy-handed state intervention risks fueling skepticism about the role of the state in development.
Are the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of Julius Malema primed for the greatest gains in South Africa’s May 8th national and provincial elections?
Ellen DeGeneres wanted an African story. Achieng Agutu obliged. Don’t hate the player, though, hate the game.
Racist, anti-black stereotypes persist in Arabic literature. It reveals a racial anxiety and othering of Africa among celebrated Arab authors.
A short ‘archeological project’ excavating both the physical and psychic ruins of colonial mining practice in a small town in Liberia.
The African Continental Free Trade Area and alternatives to neoliberalism.
At the heart of the protest movement in Sudan is a trade union. Proving again that democratic influence and change require collective participation and organization.
Labour challenges in Ethiopia’s industrialization.
On the eve of Baaba Maal’s first New York City concert in 8 years, Oumar Ba interviews him, asking about protest movements, the music business and Senegal.
In Angola, the poor are not entitled to full citizenship rights. They also are the base of resistance to the regime.
An overview of some of the problems and opportunities that the reopening of Belgium’s infamous AfricaMuseum brings.