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Men and their Dogs

by Gwen Ansell. Leonardo Padura is perhaps best known outside his native Cuba […]

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Miniature Metamorphoses

by André Naffis-Sahely. In his dotage, Henry Kissinger has come to resemble Emperor […]

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The Other Brother

by Bongani Kona. At the centre of Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel, The Reactive, […]

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A Geography of Times and Affects

by Marissa Moorman. An Angolan friend of mine refuses to read Ondjaki. […]

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And the Books Lived Happily Ever After

by Harry Garuba. If Amos Tutuola had not lived, and written stories in […]

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Which Africa Are We Talking About?

In the era of rapid globalisation the exemplary novelists seem to be […]

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Shooting From Point Blank Range

Moses Serubiri turns on the television and watches the news unfold, in […]

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Beneath the Underdog

Fighter, soldier, poet, arguably the PR-unit and embodiment of the Economic Freedom […]

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Shifting Gulfward

The apparent demise of the millennia-old Arab cultural centres and the rapid […]

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Life After Oil

Jeremy Weate explores the cultural politics of the petro-based economy in Nigeria, […]

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We almost died thrice…

A letter from Lagos by Wanlov the Kubolor. I dey lie for […]

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The Bite and the Embrace

A Letter from Malabo by Recaredo Silebo Boturu. I’m writing from here in […]

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The Face: Cartography of the Void

Chris Abani has lived in several places and been assumed to be […]

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A Brief History of Mapping

by Stacy Hardy. In 1921, the independent Polish scholar Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski […]

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How Close Are You To This Place?

by Karen Press. Where is the heart of darkness? We think we know. It’s […]

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Situation is Critical

Jeremy Weate moves from text to context in search of the current […]

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How to write about Africa

by Boniface Mongo-Mboussa Serpent à Plumes’ republication of Yambo Ouologuem’s Le Devoir de violence […]

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In Suburbia

Suburban South Africa is glowing. The sun is up, the trees are […]

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The Chronic – mapping the new – soon come

“In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the […]

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What Follows? The State of Black Collectivity in the Year of the Sheep

Continuing to sing a vital and urgent message of black collectivity, Harmony Holiday writes from […]

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