Imagining a utopian, unified African federation not divided by colonial era borders or neocolonial interventions.
Among the books historian Tallie has on his reading list is one about the food of the American Old South—“… a forgotten Little Africa but nobody speaks of it that way.”
The evolution of techno, from within Detroit’s African-American community to Kampala, Uganda.
The historian of South Africa on books she is reading for a new project on women and anti-apartheid activities in 1950s rural KwaZulu-Natal.
An anthology series, Women Writing Africa, restores women’s writing to the public archive.
Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Lines of Descent (2014) argues that W. E. B. Du Bois’s two years as a graduate student in Berlin vitally informed his views on race and politics.
What the recent World Rugby Sevens Series global championship reveals about national rugby cultures, particularly South Africa's.
The quest to understand the real cost of gold in our lives and the fate of those trapped in the mining economy’s cage.
Breaking with the usual media conversation about the carnival that recalls Cape Town’s slave past.
Football historian and broadcaster David Goldblatt’s new, encyclopedic book of football opens with a chapter on Africa. Here we republish an excerpt.
Marking the end of Black History Month in the US is as good a reason as any to look back on HBO’s Watchmen, and how it put unsung elements of black history into mainstream US culture.
Zimbabwe’s national football was under black control decades before independence—but the colonial legacy of racial segregation still haunts.
The 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.