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.
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.
Remembering Joe Miller, a historian of eastern Angola and central Africa, who died at 79 on 12 March 2019.
Med Hondo (1936-2019) was Morgan Freeman and Eddie Murphy in French. His first film premiered at Cannes in 1970. And in 1979 he wrote a manifesto: “What is the cinema for us?”
Bisi Silva's constant movement was a form of unlearning; in her awareness of artists and cultural production on the African continent.
Samir Amin's life resembled that of Karl Marx: a man without a homeland, but one whose home was a chosen commitment to a historical project.
Eddison Zvobgo was both implicated in and a critic of Mugabe's rule. He paid for it. His niece remembers him.
The Egyptian Marxist Samir Amin's contributions to historical social science—and revolutionary theory—span an almost mind-boggling breadth.
Former US Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, who passed away recently, played a leading role in the global fight against South African Apartheid in the 1980s.
Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo was a singular talent in African cinema. His films championed marginalized people and cultures.