The author’s new book wants to clear away some of the misunderstandings that dog Africa and China relations. Here, he catalogs the books that guided him.
A new book weaves science, history, philosophy and personal narrative in a refreshing and more globally inclusive look at depression.
Shobana Shankar's new book, 'Africa, India and the Spectre of Race' (Hurst/Oxford, 2021) explores this complicated history.
On this month's Africa Is a Country Radio, we soundtrack traditional martial arts and combat sports across the African continent.
Africa's political liberation and economic emancipation can't be one-country affairs, but pan-African combined with international solidarity.
Director Shameela Seedat’s film about trainee lawyers provides a sort of celebration of youth on this continent and a vision of the next generation of Africans.
Africa's engagement with the world before European colonialism holds unexpected episodes of un-colonial power relations.
This month on Africa Is a Country Radio, we continue our theme of sports and music, and look at the history of Olympic success in athletics of various African countries.
The CFA franc, pegged to a strong Euro, penalizes African economies as well as regional trade and facilitates the development of Western multinationals.
Must indigenous knowledge be science to be valid? Philosopher Paulin J. Hountondji shows that we must ask why Africa is scientifically and technologically dependent in the first place.
The Kiswahili Prize works to undermine the marginalization of African languages in literary culture. An interview with one of its founders.
The consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for African food security and the need for greater food sovereignty.
The Radical Books Collective teams up with Africa Is a Country to bring you progressive conversations about books, literature, and publishing on this platform.
The Sixth International Congress of African and African Diaspora Studies in Accra in August 2023 foregrounds the struggle against African Studies as a form of knowledge production located, for the most part, outside Africa.
For World Refugee Day, Africa Is a Country Radio visited Tijuana, Mexico to talk with Josiane Moukam about what life is like for African migrants at the US border.
To preserve biodiversity, protected area lands should be returned to African indigenous communities who play an essential role in conservation.
To understand why it is single young men that are the primary target of Britain’s deportation of asylum-seekers to Rwanda, we need to revisit the country’s history.
Discriminatory COVID policies, increasing cost of living, and diminished purchasing power in China have pushed some Africans to return home, but others are not leaving just yet.
The 2022 Venice Biennale shows that despite the lack of investment from African nations or the occasional hijacking by mercenary curators, African artists are finding ways to be seen.
The centrality of race, colonialism, political projects around transnational identities, and the social sciences, all had effects on how the Middle East as a region came to be.