David Graeber (1961-2020) started his career as a scholar studying Madagascar and that informed what became his popular ideas about anarchism, debt, and globalization.
Bill Freund was a Marxist historian in method, attentive to political economy and to the material underpinnings of power, while retaining a critical distance to Marxism.
We should honor Professor Ernest Wamba dia Wamba by carrying on his life's work.
Chambi Chachage’s tribute to Annar Cassam, assistant to late President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, and a key figure in anti-colonial movements.
Father's Day reflections for the time of COVID-19.
On the one year anniversary of his death, we remember Kenyan writer and commentator Binyavanga Wainaina.
Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020) bravely stood up for social policies and the developmental state.
Remembering Marcelino dos Santos, founder of Frelimo and the former Vice President of the People’s Republic of Mozambique.
Homage to Santu Mofokeng, photographer of quotidian black life in South Africa.
Urdang reflects her long friendship with fellow political exile Jennifer Davis, the anti-apartheid activist and changemaker.
Among the many legacies of Teju Olaniyan’s teaching and writing would be a project to not only speak in the ideological name of Africa, but to redistribute the power of speaking in that name.
Turok, who died at 92, was committed to fighting for the ideals of the left in South Africa. It is worth reviewing what his contribution to these ideals were in the final chapter of his life.
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.
The late Mbiti is praised for indigenizing Christianity. However, his veneration of "African" tradition also served as theological justification for authoritarian rule.
The passing of American economist Ann Seidman has again spotlighted the impacts of committed scholarship on Africa.
A personal reflection, by the daughter of a fighter in Zimbabwe's Second Chiumurenga, on the death of President Robert Mugabe.
What is the proper way for young Zimbabweans to remember Robert Mugabe's legacy?
Africa and its peoples were central to the great Immanuel Wallerstein's intellectual development and political activism.
With Mugabe's death, might there be space for a new self-definition as a nation in Zimbabwe, as a broad family of nationals, with a shared national project?
All that French marketing schtick aside about "the white Zulu," Johnny Clegg was a real one.