We’re taking our annual August break. We’ll be back after the American Labor Day holiday (they have some sort of May Day in September, not like the rest of the world). In the meantime, enjoy what’s left of your summer (or winter). The best thing to do in the meantime is catch up on all that great reading you’ve missed here or on Latin America is a Country or Football is a Country, watch all the films we’ve recommended, or replay all those episodes of Africa is a Radio or stare at the hair of the world’s best young player, Paul Pogba.  Meanwhile, we’ll check in occasionally at our Twitter accounts (here, here and here) and Facebook (here, here and here).

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.