A key part of Maathai's work was how she creatively engaged with religious traditions, including Christianity and the Bible. Admittedly, her stance was somewhat complex.
The writer Mphuthumi Ntabeni's new novel explores the deep history of colonialism and resistance in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
Kwame Nkrumah’s ideas about pan-Africanism and African liberation inspired many young scholars to explore global linkages around race and power, to uncover historical connections and forge new ones.
Dennis Brutus described Arthur Nortje as “perhaps the best South African poet of our time.”
The ideal South African is not the citizen but the consumer, and this is impressed upon children immediately when some are sent to private schools.
Imagine if African films could enjoy shooting and editing on the continent, uninhibited by national and international politics.
What is one particular place when represented photographically?
Director Taiwo Egunjobi disavows Nollywood’s penchant for crass comedies and maudlin dramas.
Trevor Madondo achieved a certain immortality in Zimbabwean cricketing lore precisely for the way in which he confronted cricket’s history as an instrument of empire.
Dieudo Hamadi’s film 'Downstream to Kinshasa' is a powerful antidote to the DRC's collective amnesia around the Six-Day War and its aftermath.
The performative documentary 'Sun of the Soil' restores the historical record of the 'great king' of Mali, Mansa Musa.
How economic disparities, inequities, and opportunities occur side by side in Lesotho.
Tracing the music, from 1978 to the 2000s, that defined the rule of former Kenyan president Daniel Torotich Arap Moi.
Thomas Sankara has emerged as both a lesson on the uncertainties of revolutionary change and the possibilities for people-centered development for the present and future.
The new film about Brazilian revolutionary Carlos Marighella is one dimensional. It should not distract from Marighella's legacy.
Nigeria’s 2021 submission to the Oscars probes the psychology and propaganda of militant jihadism through the eyes of two sisters.
Exploring the different neighborhoods within Mogadishu raises the question: who is this city really for?