One of South Africa's most important universities, the University of Cape Town, recently released a curriculum change framework in response to protests. This is a critique by two alum.
The long and wondrous life of Hassan Ouakrim, the "Cultural Ambassador" of the Maghreb to the United States.
How do queer women in Senegal navigate the simultaneous desires of same-sex intimacies, family life, societal expectations, and urban success?
What social media activism gets wrong about the #SudanUprising: Sometimes it may be appropriate to leave the hashtags alone and say nothing.
A trove of unprinted photographs and other media from the Idi Amin years in Uganda is now available for public view giving us insight to the concerns of the regime and realities of living under his rule.
Is Africa following China into a techno-dystopian future?
The novel The Youth of God offers fresh perspectives on Somali assimilation and struggle in Canada's largest city.
Thanks in part to the internet, Black women in Cuba are now able to forge space and create visibility for themselves.
Turn any homophobic corner in Africa and you're guaranteed to run into a delirious celebration of "African culture," but there's nothing African about homophobia.
In the Bukavu Series, researchers from two Congolese and two European universities explore how they interrogate violence in the DRC.
It's time to return Africa's vinyl records.
Africa is apparently hot in Hollywood, but can Hollywood be trusted with African stories?
In memory of J. Michael Dash, the Caribbean thinker and literature scholar.
Traditional, Islamic and Christian leaders are all being caught up in the conflict over secession in the Southern Cameroons.
A documentary film takes Fanon's ideas out of the past and tracks the ways in which his ideas are resonating with today's young across the planet.
What does Emmanuel Macron's visit to Fela Kuti's New Afrika Shrine say about what happened to Fela Kuti's legacy in Nigeria.
How should Belgium's Africa Museum address its colonial past?
Binyavanga's fashion sensibility (the caftans, the dresses, the hats, the dyed hair) and his choices in his memoir, and his essays, will have a lasting impact.
Dedicated to the memory of the writer’s friend: the rebel and genius, Binyavanga Wainaina.
Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.