South Africa failed to qualify for the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon and has failed to qualify for the World Cup since 2002. What else can their long suffering fans endure?
The presence of successful female writers, directors, and producers set Ethiopia's film industry apart from Hollywood, Bollywood, and the rest of world cinema.
The political philosopher Achille Mbembe’s latest book asks us to emerge from the enclosure of race.
Stuart Hall, the British-Jamaican cultural theorist, would have been open to and pragmatic about the ideas of the younger generations of anti-racists now in the making.
The loss of African languages, their link with identity, and their role in forging decolonial futures.
The intimate connection between the horror unleashed on Europe's Jews and the preceding centuries of atrocities perpetrated by the "Enlightened" West on those they colonized and enslaved.
Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon have written and directed a noir TV series that evokes nostalgia and the tension and violence of Cape Town’s nightlife.
El Sadaawi died on March 21, 2021. Her complex and evolving positions mean there is more than one version of her to commemorate.
Historically, Liberia ignited the imagination of black people across the globe. Then it stopped. What happened, and can it be reversed?
Facebook and its “family” of services are a one-way street towards greater integration, data exploitation, and erosions of privacy by an increasingly monopolistic company.
Today's social movements rely on tech collectives to organize safely. But few know the history of other technologies used by earlier liberation movements.
In this interview with Rasna Warah, journalist Michela Wrong debunks the myth of Rwanda as a model developmental state and a poster child for Western aid.
An encounter on a Cape Town bus forces the writer to think about religion, especially Christianity, and queerness.
An interview with Brian Peterson, author of a new biography of Thomas Sankara. Peterson positions 1980s Burkina Faso as counterhegemonic to the neoliberal transition then.
The film "Finding Sally" grapples with Ethiopia's past, but may romanticize its present.
What kinds of radical emancipatory futures are being imagined in Africa’s speculative fictions?