During Christmas 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed at a concert in Lesotho that deeply challenged and disturbed South Africa’s apartheid regime. The record of that concert is being reissued.
No child should choose between having food, love, and a roof over their head or being their full self.
Historian Peter Cole’s book on dockworkers in apartheid South Africa and San Francisco gets beyond slogans to vital historical truths.
A UN film pushes an ambitious plan to mitigate the impact of climate change on the Sahel by planting trees across it. But, averting disaster requires even bigger thinking.
A new book of essays offers a nuanced glimpse into the complexities of reporting on the Arab world, including North Africa.
The works of Frantz Fanon can be read as architectural renderings of rights, futures, and generations toward a “very different Afro-futurism.”
Irreecha, an annual ritual celebrated at the end of Ethiopia’s rainy season, offers a window into contemporary socio-political issues.
The historical novel is in vogue across the continent, challenging how we conceive of the nation, and how we write its histories.
A Nigerian play and its leading man confront western misrepresentations.
For immigrants—especially African and black immigrants to Western countries—the question of home is complex.
South African film production house kykNET's dominance skews storytelling on the country's screens.
While Sisulu's political career was less celebrated than Nelson Mandela, his wasn’t much less remarkable.
Decolonizing museums requires more than knowledge exchange and lending back stolen artifacts.
The world is out of joint and Immanuel Wallerstein, one of its great public intellectuals, has left us—albeit with tools to battle the dying kicks of capitalism.
A new film by Aiwan Obinyan explores the origins and "ownership" of a now-famous cloth.
Riason Naidoo talks to the curator and editor of a book and traveling exhibition about the work of the legendary, 90 year-old Ghanaian photographer.
After having a heart attack, a white American falls in love with his Nigerian nurse in the CBS TV sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola. It is also about Nigerian-Americans’ visibility on mainstream US television.
Historian Marissa Moorman wrote an important book about radio and modern state power.
The guardians of women's femininity and virtue and their use of public space come up against a women's football team in the Sudanese capital.