Brooklyn, Biggie Smalls and Hari Kunzru’s White Tears.
A critical review of Swiss theatre director Milo Rau’s multi-media project, "Congo Tribunal,” about the violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Yoruba word "akata" refers to a “cat who does not live at home, a wild cat.” It is often used, derisively, to refer to African Americans.
An interview with Ruben Andersson on his book Illegality Inc, an ethnographic account of Europe’s efforts to halt irregular migration along Spain's borders with Africa.
Prosperity preachers in Africa have been the subject of much media coverage, but may not be as popular as it would seem.
A new documentary film addresses the complex entanglements of a violent Mediterranean passage.
Rungano Nyoni’s brilliant film I Am Not a Witch with humor and grace challenges our expectations put on girls.
The pain caused by the South African Apartheid government has been widely recorded. But we may not have heard the half of it.
The relationship of South African former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela with her daughter is a perfect metaphor for the state of of the country's politics.
Lily Saint talks with historian William Worger about the archive of sponsored comics by South Africa's Apartheid government that he is amassing at UCLA.
In a new film, five young Zulu women set off on a trek in Africa’s oldest nature reserve, as the latter is threatened by coal mines and rhino poachers.
Photography has a long history in Ethiopia. Today a team of archivers is using it to collect the memories of Ethiopians between the 1940s and 1980s.
Forty years ago, in 1978, the exiled South African writer and leftist Alex LaGuma traveled to the Soviet Union and wrote a book about it.
A long-awaited documentary takes a look at the state of politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and highlights those who are working to build a new future.
Priya Ramrakha was one of the most prolific photographers of Africa’s independence movements in the 1950s and 1960s. A new book highlights his impact.
Uzodinma Iweala’s new novel about a closeted gay Nigerian comes out as we're witnessing a burgeoning African—and specifically Nigerian—literary attention to same-sex sexuality.
In his latest book, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o ventures that colonial and neocolonial rule cannot survive without the work that prisons perform.
#Goals. The friendship of the poets Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare is the subject of a new road movie documentary.
In the 1970s, Algiers served as refuge to African Americans who confronted US racism with force and had to flee the country. Some Panthers hijacked planes.
The South African photographer has left us. He was one of the most significant artists of his time.