An ally of a who’s who of revolutionaries like Patrice Lumumba, Amilcar Cabral, Oliver Tambo, and Kenneth Kaunda.
Three of my favorite entries copied from Galeano's "Soccer in Sun and Shadow."
In Terence Ranger, politics and history, nationalism and scholarship, intersected in a jagged geometry rarely seen. Zimbabwe and Africa, will forever be in his debt.
Mexican actor Roberto Gómez Bolaños died last week, aged 85. Chespirito (which means “little Shakespeare” in
The writer on a fateful meeting with Mazrui, the famed Kenyan historian and broadcaster: "I would not be a historian of Africa if it were not for Ali Mazrui."
A historian of Ghana, Ivor Wilks was crucial to the founding of African history as an academic discipline in the late 1950s and to its development over subsequent decades.
My first introduction to Comrade Nadine was through her writing during my student activist days in
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a group of African Americans artists and intellectuals moved to Ghana as part of attempts to redefine their relationship to citizenship in the U.S. as well as their African identities.
A friend who knew I was once a broadcast journalist with Joy FM recently asked me
The BBC news presenter Komla Dumor, who passed away this weekend from cardiac arrest, was an
Tonight, the Afrikaaps crew, the South African musical about the history of the Afrikaans language, dedicated their
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5eYRwvLYHA&w=500&h=307] Gil Scott Heron, who rejected the tag as the original hip hop artist, died on Friday
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWjlPiJlihE&w=500&h=307&rel=0] Zim Ngqawana (b. 1959), a key member of the second generation of South African jazz
In the last year fans of South African jazz had to contend with the passing of musicians
Bang, was a free jazz violinist and composer, whose music reflected on his involvement as an American conscript in the Vietnam War.
Since the coming of the nineties, things seem to change within [South Africa]. A new culture
The great activist historian of Africa, Basil Davidson, passed away last week in the UK. BTW,
I got an email this morning from Johannesburg-based music journalist, Gwen Ansell: “… For those of
John Coltrane collaborator and drummer Rashied Ali (1933-2009) has passed away.