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What if you survey African literature professors to find out which works and writers are most regularly taught? Only a few canonical ones continue to dominate curricula.
The government of Zimbabwe has decided it does not care whether Zimbabweans live or die.
When considering Herman Mashaba’s new political plans, the South African public must reckon with the former mayor of Johannesburg’s actual record.
On the other side of the pandemic, we must strengthen and build strong working-class movements to challenge imperialism and neocolonialism.
We should honor Professor Ernest Wamba dia Wamba by carrying on his life’s work.
Burundian refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda are enacting grassroots responses to COVID-19.
In Sudan's capital, security forces arbitrarily enforce a haphazard lockdown.
Local traditions of crisis management—especially those resistant to predatory capitalism—have largely been forcibly shed along the path to “development.” The age of COVID-19 is the time to recover them.
Regular Kenyans try to survive the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
A fan of rapper Naira Marley writes that it will take more than counter-cultural popularity to effect any tangible change in Nigeria.
The exhibition, ‘Men Lebsa Neber,’ features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.
The blitz on monuments signifies not the abandonment of history, but rather the rejection of a narrative of modernity created by the heirs of global plunder.
How do we deal with the unfinished business of the past? Cape Town has a surprisingly poetic answer.
Pressure on African writers to avoid the criticism of poverty porn limits the imagination of the writer and the ability to speak truth to power.
Vijana masikini wa jiji la Nairobi wanachukuliwa kama wahalifu kwa ajili ya vurugu za mfumo ambazo zinawanyima ajira, haki na uhuru.
How poor urban youth in Nairobi are criminalized by systemic violence that denies them jobs, justice, and freedoms.
Ghana’s ruling party has proposed a new law to control the country’s public universities. The country’s academics are fighting it.
Western media coverage of Ethiopia’s political crisis turns a blind eye to the grassroots movement behind the protests.
Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?
Rather than addressing food scarcity, genetically modified crops may render African farmers and scientists more, not less, reliant on global markets.
Chambi Chachage’s tribute to Annar Cassam, assistant to late President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, and a key figure in anti-colonial movements.
Raja Casablanca’s fan clubs are well organized, politically active and occasionally violent.