The intersecting dynamics of class and gender, changing beauty ideals, and the expansion of consumer capitalism in Africa.
Onejoon Che's film about North Korea’s relationship to African countries suggests a unique transcontinental relationship that resists easy classification.
The coverage of African women in the mainstream media continues to be lacking and often times problematic. The website, African Feminism, wants to change that.
There’s a certain humanity in the work of late South African photographer Santu Mofokeng in how he approached his subjects and the politics of representation.
The Liberian academic and writer talks about citizenship, belonging, and what unites her fragmented nation.
Rehad Desai's film celebrates the investigative journalists who expose the corruption of Zuma's regime in South Africa, comes with a depressing note: To date, no one has gone to jail.
Dennis Goldberg’s passing and a new film presents an opportune moment to revisit The Rivonia Trial and consider the lessons of this trial and the lives of these defendants for contemporary South Africa.
The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it.
Afro-feminism does not make enough of an effort to connect with the African feminist movement, argues the founder of Eyala.
Queen Sono may be Netflix’s most popular series, but it may not be the right home for the new wave of African film and television.
Among other notable achievements, Wole Soyinka made political music. In 1983, he even released an album.
The Hub of Loving Action in Africa (HOLAA), promotes conversations about African experiences with sex and sexuality.
Rama Salla Dieng talks with a British literature scholar on literary activism in French.
Because of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda occupies a complicated place in the world’s imagination. A new film, about the preceding 1973 pogrom, wants to demystify that view. Does it succeed?
COVID-19 spreads from Europe to Africa, inverting colonial imaginaries of African disease and challenging inherited hierarchies.
From exile, bassist and composer, Johnny Mbizo Dyani (1945-1986), explored and promoted the folk music traditions of South Africa.
A documentary film reclaims precolonial histories and spiritualities between Nigeria and Venezuela.
There is a disconcerting resemblance between how some Senegalese talk about homosexuality and how they discuss COVID-19.
The World Food Program says COVID-19 will bring about a famine of biblical proportions, so it is a good time to revisit why food has never just been about the simple act of eating. Food is history. Food is identity.
A new thriller by Andrew Welsh-Huggins follows a detective investigating the disappearance of a Somali-American teenager in Ohio.