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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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A different picture of the struggle

11/06 | In April 2014 I found myself in the dining room of a family home in Diepkloof,

Three psychologies of Mau Mau

10/06 | In 1951, a prominent British medical journal on mental disease published the now-notorious account from Dr

The legacy of French colonial psychiatry

10/06 | Between 1897 and 1914, the French colonial government transferred more than 140 West African mental patients

The Nigerian and the Lenin Prize

9/06 | In May 1966, the politician, businessman, and writer Peter Ayodele Curtis Joseph became the first Nigerian

Where do just ideas come from ?

8/06 | Now treated as a prescient representation of the 1968 generation that forever transformed left-wing politics, (...)

Nigeria’s Twitter ban and the resistance politics of VPNs

8/06 | Before the Nigerian state announced its Twitter ban on Friday, it was commonplace among internet users

Trapped by history

4/06 | Abalone (or marine snails) is a hot commodity on the black market. It is a luxury

The making and unmaking of permanent minorities

3/06 | There is no doubt that Ugandan political scientist Mahmood Mamdani’s new book, Neither Settler nor Native:

The possibility of thought

3/06 | The past two weeks have proven that the brutal character of the Israeli military cannot be

Kwame Nkrumah and Israel

2/06 | In April 1959, the first Africa Freedom Day event was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel

A child of the Rwandan diaspora and the longing for home

1er/06 | The song “Sabizeze” tells a story in which a Rwandan king, desiring a son as his

The house of migrants

1er/06 | Ousmane Samassékou just won the main DOX:Award at the 2021 CPH:DOX for his second feature-length documentary,

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Writers of African descent among Pulitzer Prize 2021 winners.

11/06 | Marcia Chatelain, Les Payne and Tamara Payne are the Writers of African descent who won at the Pulitzer Prize 2021 announced today, (...)

Part-time position available

11/06 | Chimurenga is inviting applications for a part-time position as Producer, working from […] The post Part-time position available first (...)

Book Digest : Joe Khamisi, Tete Loeper, Zukiswa Wanner, Farai Mudzingwa

11/06 | We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Joe Khamisi, Tete Loeper, Zukiswa (...)

African Christian Authors Book Awards Nominees announced.

11/06 | The nominees for the African Christian Authors Book Awards were announced in Nairobi on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The African Christian (...)

A different picture of the struggle

11/06 | In April 2014 I found myself in the dining room of a family home in Diepkloof,

RADIO MAC ON PASS – 14-21 June

11/06 | Chimurenga and Hangar (Lisbon) present Radio MAC live on PASS 14-21 June 2021, 6pm. The post RADIO MAC ON PASS - 14-21 June first (...)
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