A radical feature on South Africa's literary calendar, Abantu celebrates black intellectual labor, and resists the tropes that marginalizes it.
When we as Africans tell our own stories, we re-write the stories in the history books that our children are still taught in schools.
Bisi Silva's constant movement was a form of unlearning, seen in her awareness of artists and cultural production on the African continent.
Excerpts from a conversation with the British historian, writer and academic Paul Gilroy.
A documentary film about a black filmmaker and her struggles to make a film about Marike de Klerk.
Stand-up comedy, especially black stand-up, and the political in South Africa.
NGOs and freelance journalists are increasingly filling the vacuum being left by a declining Western media presence. It's not all good.
The legacies of colonialism and the African slave trade on religious practices in the African diaspora.
Edward Said once said of the usefulness of exile for intellectual work: it involves adopting “a spirit of opposition, rather than accommodation.” James Baldwin and Sisonke Msimang took it to heart.
No primer aniversario do estreno do filme 'Black Panther,' re-publicamos o ensaio de Russell Rickford traducido em Português.
There are far richer and more complex stories to the continent's history than we think we know. Especially missing: perspectives of African women.
2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of Chad's first feature film, 'Bye Bye Africa.'
Two new Nigerian films explore the world of traditional worship in Nigeria
The links between knowing history, media and political agency in northern Ghana.
Fees Must Fall (#FMF) brought student activism at South Africa's elite universities into the global media spotlight. A new documentary zooms in on the case of Wits in Johannesburg.
Nigeria's former finance minister wrote a book about her time in government. It is a thinly veiled attempt to clean up her image.
Among the Ga people of Ghana, there's more to a coffin and the rituals of death than meets the western eye.
Why agricultural change is political change. Take the case of farmers in Burkina Faso.
A critical look at some of the problematic assumptions that defined African literature during the decades of its inception.
A Dutch woman of Ugandan descent reflects on growing up with Zwarte Piet.