To be African means at some point to desire to leave. African cinema can provide solace for our tortured relationship to the West and our own continent.
Nollywood makes more films than Hollywood and Bollywood. What it lacks is strong marketing and promotion.
Gregg Mitman’s 'Empire of Rubber' is less a historical reading of Liberia than a history of America and racial capitalism through the lens of a US corporate giant.
The 22nd FIFA Men’s World Cup, held in Qatar, is getting political. This week on the AIAC podcast, we discuss the sport and the politics with Tony Karon and Sean Jacobs.
Political encounters between the Arab Gulf and Africa span centuries. Mahmud Traouri's novel 'Maymuna' demonstrates the significant role of a woman’s journey from East Africa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Uganda has never qualified for the World Cup, but at a continental level it is making a comeback. So is its club football.
More than class solidarity alone, more than a technocratic climate justice, a reckoning with empire is necessary for our collective survival.
It’s not common knowledge that there is Iran in Africa and there is Africa in Iran. But there are commonplace signs of this connection.
Queer Indians are largely invisible in South Africa's LGBT discourse. But representation is not enough, we need political transformation and multi-racial class solidarity.
Whether or not Twitter survives should be irrelevant to those committed to building a democratic public sphere.
How might refugee as well as forced migration studies benefit from the movement to decolonize all aspects of African Studies?
Although films like 'The Woman King' offer us a small glimpse into the past, they cannot give us the full story.
New Zulu king Misuzulu's strategy for ensuring the relevance of his monarchy copies from the Windsors in Britain: use the media.
Political prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s collection of writings are a powerful and evocative reminder that democracy in Egypt remains a bleak prospect.
Africans have been decolonizing, critiquing, but also enriching liberal democracy from an African perspective since colonial times. Pro-democracy and decolonial intellectuals owe a debt to this body of work and can learn from it.
The author of 'Decolonize Museums' assembles a list of essential reading on the past, present and future of museums.
The crime drama 'Reyka' looks at violence in the troubled South African province.
Rwandan-Namibian writer and founder of Doek! arts organization shares his sober routine and dramatic daydreams.
The spread of Garveyism from the US to Africa was as much about political liberation as it was religious salvation.
This week on the AIAC podcast, we discuss a new posthumous collection of writing from Binyavanga Wainana.