Nelson Mandela is deified everywhere. But typically missing is an account of his early years, when he insisted that Marxism be responsive to South African conditions.
In the 1980s, the South African arts collective Vakalisa Art Associates reclaimed time as a tool of social control through their subversive calendars.
What happens when companies start to sell the idea of a frictionless consumption that helps people at the same time?
The ANC and Nelson Mandela’s turn to violent anticolonial struggle in the early 1960s, is the subject of a new book by historian of South Africa, Paul Landau.
There is a remarkable connection between Mali and South Africa, dating back to the liberation struggle, and actively encouraged by the author’s work.
The legend of Nelson Mandela was built years before his lengthy jail sentence catapulted him to global fame.
What can we learn from the 256 hours of audio recordings of the 1964 Rivonia Trial's proceedings?
Nelson Mandela's life teaches us that being quarantined is not the end of politics, but for the regeneration of politics.
A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible.
Some of the mythologies about Nelson Mandela don't line up with actual histories.
The Mandelas and Africa's place in African American politics and popular culture.
Media studies scholar Sharon Sliwinski asks whether dreaming can be recast as a vital form of resistance to political violence. A review of her book.
In his writings and speeches, Nelson Mandela exposed the links between American power, capitalism and racism.
The elite compromise of the early 1990s emphatically excluded the possibility of a comprehensive redistribution policy.
Winnie was everything Africans - and African women in particular - were not supposed to be.
On this day two years ago, Nelson Mandela passed. Madiba and his legacy has been covered widely
When it comes to Africa, as Wole Soyinka recently wrote in his book "Of Africa," the West is constantly careening between hope and despair, Rwanda and Mandela
Since 2010, July 18 has been `celebrated’ as Mandela Day. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela aka Madiba was
We’ve just passed that time of year when the Charitable Industrial Complex puts on its Sunday best
Finding ways to deconstruct the legacy from reality when it comes to South Africa's democratic president, Nelson Mandela.