The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa's youth. They need an education on class politics.
The films of Robert Van Lierop and Margaret Dickson chronicled anti-imperial struggles in Mozambique. They also offer a new generation blueprints on revolution and solidarity.
The legendary Senegalese director (Touki-Bouki and Hyenas) said of his films: “My work is not based on premeditation or planning; it is based on the instant."
Everyday Lagos and Lagosians fill the pages of Leye Adenle's thrillers, but fail to fill some holes in the plots.
The new comedy 'Matwetwe' hits all the right chords to tell a story about the current place and time of South African youth.
News of a potential cure for HIV shouldn't lead us to complacency. There are 37m people in the world with HIV, nearly half who can't access treatment.
Religious authorities in Senegal are organizing protests against a popular TV series. The outrage could be related to the challenges the series provokes of the "proper" place of women in society.
A new memoir by South African-American Stephanie Urdang offers a remarkable and feminist view of love, longing and revolutionary struggle.
The authors of an upcoming edited book to revisit Samr Amir's legacy in economics, write about what they wanted to achieve.
The documentary Welcome to Sodom gets most of its facts wrong about the so-called "largest electronic waste dump in the world."
A discussion with Nabil Ayouch, the French-Moroccan filmmaker, who captures the struggle for outsiders who exist in an oppressive society.
Malcolm X is a powerful optic through which to understand America's post-war ascendance and expansion into the Middle East.
Once we're done talking about its viral quality, is Toto's "Africa" a song about the continent with the same name, or a song about how millions of enslaved Africans were brought to the Americas?
Drawing on a long history of political art and protest and to bypass old media censorship, Sudani artists go to the street and online to complement street protests.
Sunshine Cinema is repurposing a tool of 20th century European colonial and neocolonial capitalist domination.
How could thinking with Africa help us fulfill our humanity? And might thinking with Africa open up a possibility for world-making?
When it comes to language preferences in Ghana, indigenous languages suffer. It is a continental problem.
The 1973 dystopian apocalyptic French novel that inspires today's violent white, rightwing populism.
Hiplife artist Sarkodie has proposed that what Ghana needs is a dictatorship. This is not inconsistent with his politics, rooted in promoting male success and a patriarchal vision of liberation.
The wild metaphors, stark imagery, and boundary-pushing hyperbole in Nana Kwame Agyei-Brenyah writing.