With a new book, Chimurenga resurrects Festac, the blackest and largest ever gathering of artists from Africa and its diaspora in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lessons for Americans in the age of Black Lives Matter, from the Niger Delta’s long struggle for environmental justice.
The Nigerian scholar and poet, Harry Garuba, who died in February 2020, was a key figure in African Studies and teaching literature in South Africa.
The destruction of Tarkwa Bay in Lagos and the battle over what makes a city and who belongs in it.
Jumoke Verissimo’s first novel, A Small Silence, explores the psychic afterlives of protest in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic.
The legacy of Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died from COVID-19, helps us understand how powerful and yet constrained Nigeria's Presidency is.
Among other notable achievements, Wole Soyinka made political music. In 1983, he even released an album.
A documentary film reclaims precolonial histories and spiritualities between Nigeria and Venezuela.
Pentecostalism in Nigeria preaches that prayer, not political action, is the solution to COVID-19.
Because he wants to shock his audience, the influential French philosopher and TV personality doesn’t help us make sense of political violence in Nigeria.
What alternative pathways are available towards accountable governance in Nigeria?
Fela Kuti’s friend, Carlos Moore, the black Cuban emigre writer, is the subject of a film about their at times difficult relationship. The result is complex.
Nigerians’ anger and frustration are deservedly directed to their government. But few point to the special breed of Nigerians: the "Crazy Rich Nigerians."
Among the many legacies of Teju Olaniyan’s teaching and writing would be a project to not only speak in the ideological name of Africa, but to redistribute the power of speaking in that name.
Filmmaker Akin Omotoso shows the Lagos that pushes the sane to insanity, the meek to thuggery and the lawful to anarchy.
In Nigeria, survivors of sexual violence and workplace sexual harassment know that facts are not enough.
On the United Kingdom’s attempts to finance the construction of large-scale prison facilities in former colonies, to where it wants to deport undocumented migrants.
A Nigerian play and its leading man confront western misrepresentations.
For immigrants—especially African and black immigrants to Western countries—the question of home is complex.
After having a heart attack, a white American falls in love with his Nigerian nurse in the CBS TV sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola. It is also about Nigerian-Americans’ visibility on mainstream US television.