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Africa is a Country
a site of media criticism, analysis and new writing

"Media here means more than journalism ; it is also art, music, film, books, graphic design, etcetera. We don’t spend all our time criticizing though. We also celebrate and feature work that we think complicate the old, ahistoric and objectional images.

We want to introduce our readers to work by Africans and non-Africans about the continent and its diaspora that have worked against the old and tired images of Africa.

This site is not about famine, Bono, or Barack Obama."

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The impossibility of the black intellectual

  5/05 | There are some scholars and intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again.

The strongman’s vision of democracy

  5/05 | Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s beleaguered ex-president, has long had an authoritarian bent. Addressing a summit (...)

Kenya’s 42 (+) tribes

4/05 | That title of this article is deliberately provocative. Kenya does not, of course, have a fixed

Beyond violence and militarism

4/05 | Our research has convinced us that policing is a task that goes beyond the police force

Do Africans need Karl Marx ?

3/05 | On May 5, Karl Marx turns 203. As ever, the legacy of the political-economist, philosopher, and

Gikuyu in Catalonia

3/05 | [The] fight for linguistic justice and the unity of the peoples of the world …— Professor

A forsaken people

30/04 | Lasting nearly a decade, the repercussions of the Chadian-Libyan conflict continue to be felt strongly by

The lessons of the Indian farmers’ protests

30/04 | No other Republic Day—a national holiday in January marking when India became an official republic in

Shoprite’s attack on workers’ rights

30/04 | For several years, Shoprite Namibia—part of one of Africa’s largest and most profitable retail chains—has ignored

A history of resource plunder

29/04 | The struggle for control over Africa’s natural resources has raged since the colonization of the continent.

Machine wars

29/04 | One striking feature of US military involvement in West Africa is the absence of an observable

If you want to get the West’s attention, talk about the Holocaust

28/04 | Far-right revisionism and denial notwithstanding, it remains an intractable part of Western common sense that (...)

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The impossibility of the black intellectual

  5/05 | There are some scholars and intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again.

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The strongman’s vision of democracy

  5/05 | Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s beleaguered ex-president, has long had an authoritarian bent. Addressing a summit (...)
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