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.
When black students at an elite school in South Africa's capital protested over how teachers treated them over their hair, everyone noticed. It's not the same in township schools.
In Ghana, political leaders, religious leaders and leading rappers all have one thing in common.
Homosexuality continues to be a dangerous topic in Senegal. There, as in much of the African continent, heteronormative behavior is enforced with violence.
Sierra Leoneans take center stage as storytellers and active witnesses in a new documentary about the Ebola outbreak.
Christian Pentecostalism has crept to the center of public life in Nigeria.
The harsh realities of resistance for a new generation in Joseph Kabila’s Congo.
Brooklyn, Biggie Smalls and Hari Kunzru’s White Tears.
A critical review of Swiss theatre director Milo Rau’s multi-media project, "Congo Tribunal,” about the violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A new film explores the often-fraught relationship between African immigrants and African-Americans in the United States.
An interview with Ruben Andersson on his book Illegality Inc, an ethnographic account of Europe’s efforts to halt irregular migration along Spain's borders with Africa.
Prosperity preachers in Africa have been the subject of much media coverage, but may not be as popular as it would seem.
A new documentary film addresses the complex entanglements of a violent Mediterranean passage.
Rungano Nyoni’s brilliant film I Am Not a Witch with humor and grace challenges our expectations put on girls.
The pain caused by the South African Apartheid government has been widely recorded. But we may not have heard the half of it.
The relationship of South African former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela with her daughter is a perfect metaphor for the state of of the country's politics.
Lily Saint talks with historian William Worger about the archive of sponsored comics by South Africa's Apartheid government that he is amassing at UCLA.
In a new film, five young Zulu women set off on a trek in Africa’s oldest nature reserve, as the latter is threatened by coal mines and rhino poachers.
Photography has a long history in Ethiopia. Today a team of archivers is using it to collect the memories of Ethiopians between the 1940s and 1980s.
Forty years ago, in 1978, the exiled South African writer and leftist Alex LaGuma traveled to the Soviet Union and wrote a book about it.