An excerpt of an essay, titled “Nongoloza’s Ghost,” in Lapham’s Quarterly. It's published in partnership with Africa Is a Country.
We know what will happen with this new virus, and so I cannot blissfully self-isolate.
Reflecting on white joy, black celebration, and the meaning of the Springbok win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Ellen DeGeneres wanted an African story. Achieng Agutu obliged. Don’t hate the player, though, hate the game.
There is a lively, angry, often chaotic debate about the role and place of the father of the South African nation.
The relationship of South African former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela with her daughter is a perfect metaphor for the state of the country's politics.
For decades, Big Men in different forms have had their day in Africa, and have forced us to celebrate it. It's time for a change.
The Jacob Zuma years were especially damaging for re-introducing South Africans to political leaders who did not fear shame.
Reading three contemporary South African women authors: Lindiwe Hani, Pumla Gqola and Redi Tlhabi.
An in-depth look at the life and times of Winnie Madizikela-Mandela largely in her own words.
A brief history of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, stanning and the trap of #blackgirlmagic.
Winnie was everything Africans - and African women in particular - were not supposed to be.