Adam Sandler’s film Uncut Gems, Black American identity politics, and the narrative appeal of Ethiopian beginnings.
A new documentary film tells a tale of everyday class, religious, and educational contestations around land in Kenya.
What might the fascination in displaying and seeing the body of “the criminal” tell us about South Africa today?
The writer, a historian, on scholarly texts, novels, and memoirs that he consulted in writing a political biography of US congressman Mickey Leland and his solidarity politics in Africa.
Remembering Adelaide Tantsi Dube’s poem 'Africa: My Native Land,' first published in 1913, the same year the white government stripped black South Africans of their land.
The writer, a historian of capitalism, white supremacy, and US imperialism, on four books he has been reading.
The journal’s editor acknowledges that it has a long way to go before most Africa-based scholars recognize it as an especially African journal.
Black popular culture has gained two new heroes in Queen & Slim—a film about desperate violence.
The music of Albalabel, a pioneering women’s group in conservative and patriarchal Sudan, endures over decades of struggle.
English Professor and Editor of Brittle Paper, recommends five books she’s been reading.
Nearly four decades later, Linda Ronstadt’s arguments against the cultural boycott - repeated in a new film - ring hollow.
For this group, politics is often framed as a series of never-ending discussions about social justice: The experience from South Africa.
New French film on decolonization in Africa and Asia incapable of avoiding the Eurocentrism the filmmakers wanted to steer clear of.
Meryam Joobeur’s film, Brotherhood explores Tunisia's outsized role in the Syrian conflict.
Coverage of the #LuandaLeaks revelations have steered clear of the art world dealings of Isabel dos Santos’s husband, and art luminaries have largely defended Dokolo’s reputation.
Beyond news headlines, African artists complicate common migration narratives.
Fela Kuti’s friend, Carlos Moore, the black Cuban emigre writer, is the subject of a film about their at times difficult relationship. The result is complex.
Mukoma wa Ngugi's opening remarks at the launch (today) of the 2020 Writers Unlimited International Literature Festival in The Hague.
A new film about Kony 2012 is a lesson in how not to fight simplification with more simplification.
Masauko Chipembere's first solo album is a remarkable achievement and a timely musical reminder of the circular nature of pan-Africanist consciousness.