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.
A conversation with the founding editor of Bakwa Magazine—created to amplify new writing from Cameroon and from the African diaspora.
Medical anthropologist Julie Livingston argues that the conditions of capitalist modernity in which we live are not sustainable and are leading to increased rather than lessened inequality.
What censorship about articles in a French journal tells us about the state of France-Africa relations, imperial legacies and the impact these have on the production of knowledge about Francophone Africa.
The island nation's celebrated political system was never a gift bestowed, but seized through sheer agency and hard-fought autonomy.
The late Mbiti is praised for indigenizing Christianity. However, his veneration of "African" tradition also served as theological justification for authoritarian rule.
The film BACK UP! and important conversations about state violence, racism, global imperialism, and, crucially, the internal workings of social movements.
A reflection—by one of the group’s artists—on a Swiss-South African art project exploring eviction and extraction.
In the wake of yet another Ngugi wa Thiong’o snub by the Nobel Committee, we are at a loss. Perhaps a reconsideration of the author’s body of work can provide insight.
The statistics and scenes of violence against black immigrants in South Africa are horrible. A young Cameroonian student in South Africa writes about what it is like to live under such insecurity.