South Africa’s problems are no longer specific to the apartheid legacy, but about more global issues of poverty and inequality.
Historian Jeffrey Ahlman talks with Dan Magaziner about Nkrumahism’s shifting forms, and its influence on contemporary decolonization movements.
How does it differ from straight-forward history? What are the limits and possibilities of the genre?
South African creatives of Muslim background interact matter-of-factly with their social identity. An interview with playwright and novelist Nadia Davids.
Dan Magaziner gets to shake the hand of Paul Kagame, a man many consider a dictator at best and a war criminal at worst.
The little-known story of how US-based Pan Africanists responded to white racism and a corrupt school system by founding their own schools in the 1960s and 1970s.
Historian Carina Ray on her book that explores the history of interracial intimacy in the Gold Coast and Ghana.
The fearlessness with which South African students confront their society’s contradictions, suggests much more than fees may fall.
The ethno-nationalism that marked apartheid’s dying days has now morphed into a malignant “nativism” that threatens post-apartheid democracy.
The Mandela Capture Memorial in Howick, Kwazulu Natal speaks eloquently to the essential truth: that in South Africa, some families mattered more than other.
The Pistorius’ murder trial is a good time to review how New York Times reported on another South African killing: Marikana.
The historian Robert Vinson explores Garvey’s influence in South Africa in the 1920s and 1930s.
What does it mean for a dead man to live through us, as we chant his name and claim him?