Mbembe’s work serves as a guide to understand our fragmented global present and the urgent matter of charting ways out of our shared dark night.
Mbembe’s 'Critique of Black Reason' is useful for our analysis of the postcolonial present.
…Achille Mbembe to speak on ‘The Vast Space-Time of Revolutions Becoming’. Oscar Guardiola Rivera convened the
if Africa wants to re-imagine itself it will have to look somewhere else than to Europe which “seems to be gripped by an enormous desire for apartheid.”
The political philosopher Achille Mbembe’s latest book asks us to emerge from the enclosure of race.
Achille Mbembe on how the Ebola Crisis exposed Africa’s dependency on the West.
Why has this country historically represented a “circle of death” for anything and anybody ‘African’?
COVID-19 isn’t simply a medical or epidemiological crisis; it is a crisis of sovereignty.
…here it was once again intruding upon proceedings, just as it had earlier in the week
To what extent has South Africa and South Africans failed to address the aftermath of Apartheid, the resonances of which can be felt to this day? To what extent are we living in a post-traumatic space?
For French President, Emmanuel Macron, recruiting various African intellectuals turned out to be a key asset in trying to shift the Françafrique narrative, while simultaneously protecting French interests on the continent.
What is the relationship between humor and politics in Africa?
What if “fake” as a mode of operating on social media held the key to unlocking democratic debate, as the practice would suggest in Africa?
The problem with Afropolitism is that the insights on race, modernity and identity appear to be increasingly sidelined in sacrifice to consumerism above all else.
Paranoia is my friend since, as Achille Mbembe says, “the pandemic democratizes the power to kill; now we all have the power to kill.”
What gives Fanon's thinking its force and power is the air of indestructibility and the inexhaustible silo of humanity which it houses, argues Achille Mbembe.