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.”
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’?
…here it was once again intruding upon proceedings, just as it had earlier in the week
COVID-19 isn’t simply a medical or epidemiological crisis; it is a crisis of sovereignty.
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?
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.
Cameroonians went to the polls today. In an interview with SlateAfrique, Achille Mbembe (b. 1957, Cameroon )
If we could ask our readers (and critics, and everyone else) to pick Africa's most insightful intellectual, who would they pick?
Paranoia is my friend since, as Achille Mbembe says, “the pandemic democratizes the power to kill; now we all have the power to kill.”
English Professor and Editor of Brittle Paper, recommends five books she’s been reading.
John Akomfrah's 'The Nine Muses' obliquely tells the history of migration to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.
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.