Uzodinma Iweala’s new novel about a closeted gay Nigerian comes out as we're witnessing a burgeoning African—and specifically Nigerian—literary attention to same-sex sexuality.
In his latest book, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o ventures that colonial and neocolonial rule cannot survive without the work that prisons perform.
#Goals. The friendship of the poets Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare is the subject of a new road movie documentary.
New Warscapes volume explores travels and lives of migrants and refugees beyond mainstream portrayals.
The Jacob Zuma years were especially damaging for re-introducing South Africans to political leaders who did not fear shame.
Recently Fanon’s life work has received quite some attention from the academic world.
Interview with historian Dan Magaziner about his new book, The Art of Life in South Africa, about one of the few art schools training black art teachers under Apartheid.
The photo that graces the cover of Angola Cinemas by Walter Fernandes and Miguel Hurst (a
Brenda Fassie was a woman who stepped out of line, talked out of turn, wore the pants, pulled up her skirt, loved women and men.
Rewriting history from below, utilizing the voices of workers and their survivors themselves.
Forty years ago, in 1978, the exiled South African writer and leftist Alex LaGuma traveled to the Soviet Union and wrote a book about it.
“Everything is repellant to me here. Men and things, but especially men”— Joseph Conrad, Letter to
In the early 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organized on every continent
Ashwin Desai’s book Reverse Sweep: A Story of South African Cricket Since Apartheid opens with a
You might expect unbridled enthusiasm from literature professors for the “One Book, One New York” campaign,
How does it differ from straight-forward history? What are the limits and possibilities of the genre?
All your faves are problematic: A brief history of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, stanning and the trap of #blackgirlmagic
In my late twenties, I fell in love with Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s words. In part it was
“In Cape Town there’s 800,000 plus / A large population we’re starting a nation / …
In January this year, Cameroonian President Paul Biya (in office since 1982), cut off the southwest
The Central African Republic (CAR) is a country with lot of land, few people, and a
Zoe Wicomb is unquestionably among the most significant and widely-read literary interpreters of South Africa. Reading
The cover and title of the journalist Don Pinnock’s Gang Town seem to promise a sensational tour of
We’re a bookish bunch at AIAC, and once a year we like to share some of
There’s History, with a capital ‘H’ – the one you find written up, memorized and recited
Mahmoud Mohamed Taha (1909-1985) was a Sudanese religious reformer and leader, who had also played a
Immigration to the West accounts for less than 50% of all global migration according to data
The first cigarette I smoked was a Marlboro. I was twenty-one. I didn’t feel sick and
In 2003, I was among the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, who marched through London to
In mid-September, writer Adam Cohen’s Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie
Development economics as a field of study was formally launched in the 1950s by the Afro-Caribbean