On the one year anniversary of his death, we remember Kenyan writer and commentator Binyavanga Wainaina.
When the world was shifting ideologically towards neoliberalism, blind to shocking inequalities, 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?
In Cape Town, gangs have come to dominate social and economic life for the city’s mostly coloured working class.
All that French marketing schtick aside about "the white Zulu," Johnny Clegg was a real one.
In memory of J. Michael Dash, the Caribbean thinker and literature scholar.
Binyavanga's fashion sensibility as well as his choices in his memoir, and his essays, will have a lasting impact after he is gone.
Dedicated to the memory of the writer’s friend: the rebel and genius, Binyavanga Wainaina.
Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.