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The Pharaoh’s New Clothes

By Sophia Azeb Scene I. Arabité and its discontents The first issue […]

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Archie Shepp’s Shirt Suggests

By Dominique Malaquais and Cédric Vincent The moment has stayed with every person […]

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Searching for Rotimi- A Letter From London

Rotimi Fani-Kayode died 29 years ago (21 December 1989), in exile, after […]

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Avions De Nuit

By Pumle April In the Cameroonian imaginary “Avions de nuit” (night planes) […]

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Qalqalah

Through the fictional character Qalqalah, Sarah Rifky, grapples with the question what is an institution? Speaking […]

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Kaveena

In Catherine Anyango’s adaptation of Boubacar Boris Diop’s Kaveena, the boundary between nightmare and […]

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Afro Horn

Forged from a rare metal found only in Africa and South America, […]

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Yakhal’ Inkomo

An explosive bellow from the spiritual heart of the black experience, saxophonist […]

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Major Gentl and the Achimota Wars

Set in 2020, Kojo Laing‘s 1992 dark ecological sci-fi novel envisions a condition […]

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The Muezzin and I

By Rustum Kozain Adamu One night at a local hangout in my […]

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Time to Bleed

An extended conversation between Aryan Kaganof and Walter Mignolo   What I […]

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The Art of Suspense

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi revisits the football matches of his childhood, when radio, not […]

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Sports Chatter

Simon Kuper discusses the drivel in the drip-feed that is mainstream sports […]

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The Lexicon of Love

The language of football is arguably nowhere more verbose and loquacious than […]

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The Invention of African Football

Moses März documents his fleeting orbit of the “African” football scene, from […]

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A Fine Madness

By Masande Ntshanga  Here’s how this starts: halfway through Mishka Hoosen’s debut […]

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Climbing- A Letter from San Francisco

By Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko Loss is life’s only language. Moving from mask to […]

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God Has Written a Miracle Into My Body

By Wendell Hassan Marsh “Do you believe that Islam is the truth?” a […]

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The Upper Room

By Florence Madenga 4pm: Opening Prayer We are waiting for Apostle Debbie […]

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The University of Soweto

Frank B. Wilderson draws from his memory of student protests in 1993 […]

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