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“Après Tintin au Congo j’ai lu Sarkozy à Dakar / 50 minutes d’insultes… accusé à la barre / Blague à part, un fantasme d’il y a 400 ans / Une vision de l’Africain rappelant Tarzan.” A translation of Gabonese musician Lord Ekomy Ndong’s letter to Sarkozy would read something like this: “After Tintin in Congo I’ve read Sarkozy in Dakar / 50 minutes of insults… accused at the bar / Joking aside, a 400 year old fantasy / A vision of the African reminiscent of Tarzan.” – Tom Devriendt

Further Reading

On Safari

We are not just marking the end of 2019, but also the end of a momentous, if frustrating decade for building a more humane, caring future for Africans.

Time travelin’

The Chimurenga arts collective explores the relevance of FESTAC, a near forgotten, epic black arts festival held in Nigeria in the mid-1970s, for our age.

Detritus of revolution

Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Small Things (2013) provides a rejoinder to J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace (1999), depicting a black man’s perspective on the failures of South Africa’s transition.