The late Mbiti is praised for indigenizing Christianity. However, his veneration of “African” tradition also served as theological justification for authoritarian rule.
The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics experiment on the poor, but their research doesn’t solve poverty.
The film BACK UP! and having important conversations about state violence, racism, global imperialism, and, most importantly, the internal workings of social movements.
A reflection—by one of the curators—on a Swiss-South African art project exploring eviction and extraction.
In the wake of yet another Ngugi wa Thiong’o snub by the Nobel Committee, we are at a loss. Perhaps a reconsideration of the author’s body of work can provide insight.
The statistics and scenes of violence against black immigrants in South Africa are horrible. A young Cameroonian student in South Africa writes about what it is like to live under such insecurity.
Does the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea—now rewarded with a Nobel Prize—bring the kind of cooperation between the two countries that it aspired to do a year ago?
The passing of American economist Ann Seidman has again spotlighted the impacts of committed scholarship on Africa.
The pop star turned Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, is only the latest in a long line of music-as-politics in Uganda.
Exile and memory from East Africa to the United Kingdom and back again.
The Nigerian-American writer, Tope Folarin, wrestles with blackness and black immigrant identity in his new novel.
Bush Radio, “The Mother of Community Radio in Africa,” is in financial trouble. Give them all your money.
The fate of Cameroon’s women’s national football team, like much else in the country, is a reflection of the sorry state of its politics.
How socialist Cuba’s foreign policy of solidarity with Africans, midwifed a new genre of music on the island.
Cuba achieved more for Afro-Cubans in 50 odd years than in the 400 years before that. However, socialism did not resolve the question of racism on the island.
Rwanda is juking its development statistics as the international community turns a blind eye to the human rights abuses of Paul Kagame’s authoritarian rule.
Ajami is the centuries-old practice in West Africa of writing other languages using the modified Arabic script. It is also more widely dispersed than we give it credit for.
Black Women’s poetry has been largely ignored or denigrated in the world of South African letters. They have to do it on their own.
The gendered nature of witchcraft accusations, especially against women who deviate from social norms, in Ghana and across Africa.
In Africa, the consequences of the growth-at-all costs model are starting to reveal themselves, and they’re not pretty.