Media portrayals of slums stress their transitory character, but the complexity of everyday life in slums, including how people manage survival, is lost in the way they are shown from the outside.
The so-called “peaceful transition” in Mauritania, from colonialism to political independence, isn’t unanimously understood as such inside the country, and it reflects older rivalries.
Where does the idea that Zambia is a Christian nation come from?
The works of Frantz Fanon can be read as architectural renderings of rights, futures, and generations toward a “very different Afro-futurism.”
Irreecha, an annual ritual celebrated at the end of Ethiopia’s rainy season, offers a window into contemporary socio-political issues.
The historical novel is in vogue across the continent, challenging how we conceive of the nation, and how we write its histories.
To say we are "allies" would be to delude ourselves into thinking that some of us are safe. We are not safe.
A Nigerian play and its leading man confront western misrepresentations.
For immigrants—especially African and black immigrants to Western countries—the question of home is complex.
South African film production house kykNET's dominance skews storytelling on the country's screens.
Davis, who died at 84 on October 15th, was a prominent leader of the anti-apartheid movement in the US and an analytical thinker and visionary.
While Sisulu's political career was less celebrated than Nelson Mandela, his wasn’t much less remarkable.