The 60s, 70s, and 80s are often described as the Golden Age of Indian cinema and Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu had a large number of cinemas devoted to showing films made in Bombay.
Prince Louis Rwagasore, also known as “Burundi’s Lumumba," has been reduced to a political tool by the country's elite, but artists are doing his legacy justice.
During the COVID-19 pandemic many people who work online were able to set up shop in lands far away from their pre-pandemic homes. But, for whom is the digital nomad lifestyle?
The painter Cassi Namoda situates herself squarely in the artistic history of Mozambique, especially its rich tradition of anticolonial photography, as she turns outwards to the world.
The violence of keeping Ethiopian manuscripts in Western institutions.
Re-visiting Nairobi's urban history offers a glimpse into the forces that shaped modern life.
Fatma Alloo (of the Tanzania Media Women's Association) on how women used the media and cultural spaces to organize and challenge gender norms.
A new project from Cuban rapper El Individuo humanizes the Cuban perspective, inadvertently flying in the face of the United States Republican Party's agenda.
What counts as “authentic” decolonization as the term takes over our social media and influencer bubbles? And how we can sharpen our activism.
For the peripheries and proletarians of the world—most of the world—Maradona is a symbol of defiance against the football aristocracy, corporate bosses and empire itself.
Speculative fiction by writers from Africa explore viral apocalypses. What can we learn from art on catastrophe?
How has Nigeria’s film industry responded to the protests of #EndSARS?
Can we move from temporary shame about our endless consumption of unethically sourced jewels and smartphones to concrete action?
Tanzanian-American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi uses one Angolan family’s story of immigration to tell a larger story.
Ekwa Msangi, realizadora Tanzaniana-Americana, mostra a história de muitos imigrantes com a experiência de uma família angolana de imigração.
Nigerian cinema is obsessed with films about the wealthy. Can class politics shine through?
Recent changes affect the daily lives of ex-combatants and other soldiers who struggle to reintegrate into society a decade after the end of the war.
How useful is Antonio Gramsci’s concept of hegemony in making sense of 20th century Egyptian politics?