I write this quick note as an outsider (and well aware of my physical distance from
When I was a youth, each January 8, the African National Congress, then the dominant liberation
Happy Father’s Day. This was the week of June 16th–the commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising,
(1) Identity politics is neoliberalism, as Adolph Reed once said. And it delivers like clockwork. The hip hop
We’re bringing back Weekend Special. Borrowing its title from a song by the late Brenda Fassie,
Interview with historian Dan Magaziner about his new book, The Art of Life in South Africa, about one of the few art schools training black art teachers under Apartheid.
"Africa will write its own history and in both north and south it will be a history of glory and dignity" (Lumumba, 1960)
On the third Monday of January each year, Americans mark MLK's birthday (January 15th) with a public holiday. Africans should too.
Elaine had done the hard work of liberation and didn’t shy away from engaging head-on with the limitations and promises of the new South Africa.
On 25 November 2016, Fidel Castro passed away. To many Africans Fidel was a hero, playing a central role in their liberation from colonialism.
We asked a group of experts--journalists, academics and an architect--a bunch of questions about the elections. First: Does it matter whoever Ghanaians elect as president?
Burkina Faso is finally beginning to do right by the memory of revuolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara.