Recreational soccer in New York City offers significant social, cultural, and sometimes economic support for the African diaspora, one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in the city.
LBQ Gathering, a collective of LGBTQIA+ activists from Ghana seeks to build a community of queer Ghanaian women and non-binary people.
Jumoke Verissimo’s first novel, A Small Silence, explores the psychic afterlives of protest in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic.
Paranoia is my friend since, as Achille Mbembe says, “the pandemic democratizes the power to kill; now we all have the power to kill.”
What roles have francophone African women played in movements for pan-African liberation, historically and now?
Rapper Khaligraph Jones (government name: Brian Ouko Robert) chronicles the challenges faced by young people in Nairobi, Kenya.
A plea for foodie celebrities like Chang, the host of a popular Netflix show, to take African cuisine seriously.
The "Africa needs help" vs. "No! Africa can teach you lessons!" is tiring. Other than benefiting a few pundits, are we deriving any value from it?
The basic lesson from Halima Ouardiri’s short film, “Clebs,” about over 750 stray dogs living in a Moroccan sanctuary: We behave just like dogs.
Africans rarely re-evaluate ourselves, the basis of our knowledge and our traditions on our own terms, argues Sierra Leonean writer Ishmael Beah.
How do white writers confront South Africa's as well as their own pasts?
A new film set in Djibouti City presents a searing class critique of Somali girlhood.
Talking to other African women about sexual experiences, desires, and fantasies without feeling judged.
The recent news of evictions and mistreatment of African students in China during the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in a history of violence and discrimination.
The imperial legacy of the camera and the narrative power of words and images.
Activists in the occupied territories reinvent the Freedom Rides of 1960s America and in the process link US and Palestinian struggles for liberation.
The intersecting dynamics of class and gender, changing beauty ideals, and the expansion of consumer capitalism in Africa.
Onejoon Che's film about North Korea’s relationship to African countries suggests a unique transcontinental relationship that resists easy classification.
The coverage of African women in the mainstream media continues to be lacking and often times problematic. The website, African Feminism, wants to change that.
There’s a certain humanity in the work of late South African photographer Santu Mofokeng in how he approached his subjects and the politics of representation.