NGOs and freelance journalists are increasingly filling the vacuum being left by a declining Western media presence. It's not all good.
The legacies of colonialism and the African slave trade on religious practices in the African diaspora.
Edward Said once said of the usefulness of exile for intellectual work: it involves adopting “a spirit of opposition, rather than accommodation.” James Baldwin and Sisonke Msimang took it to heart.
No primer aniversario do estreno do filme 'Black Panther,' re-publicamos o ensaio de Russell Rickford traducido em Português.
There are far richer and more complex stories to the continent's history than we think we know. Especially missing: perspectives of African women.
2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of Chad's first feature film, 'Bye Bye Africa.'
Two new Nigerian films explore the world of traditional worship in Nigeria
The links between knowing history, media and political agency in northern Ghana.
Fees Must Fall (#FMF) brought student activism at South Africa's elite universities into the global media spotlight. A new documentary zooms in on the case of Wits in Johannesburg.
Nigeria's former finance minister wrote a book about her time in government. It is a thinly veiled attempt to clean up her image.
Among the Ga people of Ghana, there's more to a coffin and the rituals of death than meets the western eye.
Why agricultural change is political change. Take the case of farmers in Burkina Faso.
A critical look at some of the problematic assumptions that defined African literature during the decades of its inception.
A Dutch woman of Ugandan descent reflects on growing up with Zwarte Piet.
In Malawi, artists, especially poets—usually associated with progressivism and intellectualism—are the vanguard of a new homophobia.
"Berlin isn't Germany. Just like that website you write for—it's really its own country."
The curators of the Weltkulturen museum of ethnography in Frankfurt, Germany trace the origins of objects that ended up in their collections, and ask if they were: COLLECTED. BOUGHT. LOOTED?
Invisible City [Kakuma], a film about Kenya's largest refugee camps, seems keen on making a point but is anchored on unsteady ground (with some shitty translation).
A new, massive collection of published and unpublished works by Frantz Fanon, reveals his intellectual and political motivations, but also proves him enigmatic and inscrutable as ever.
Many will read Sisonke Msimang's new memoir for its musings on exile and home, but it is also a political telling of the complicated South African transition.