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Nasser and the African Revolution

Politically and socially Egypt is said to occupy three spaces as mentioned […]

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1966

By Michael Vasquez After World War II, the idea was that there […]

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Qibla

 Qibla leader Imam Achmad Cassiem in conversation with Khalid Shamis. “When the […]

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Writing the City in a Different Script

The Arabic-Afrikaans Tradition of the Cape By  Saarah Jappie A hundred years […]

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Jihad as a Form of Struggle in the Resistance to Apartheid in South Africa

By Na’eem Jeenah Although Muslims form about 2 per cent of the South […]

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A Petition for Mongo Beti

Patrice Nganang recalls the duel between politics and the literary sphere in […]

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Mapping The Last King of Africa

    This map features alongside a text by Olivier Vallée in the new […]

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In a Time of Boko Haram

by Elnathan John. I. DRESSES Beneath the oil-stained, flattened pillow that Mansir sits […]

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Re-Membering the Name of God

Wendell Hassan Marsh maps the trajectories of Islam as it evolved in […]

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Secret Countries

  This map features in the new Chronic, an edition in which […]

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Soft Power Desire Machines and the Production of Africa Rising

      Alongside texts by Jesse Weaver Shipley, Moses März and Oribhabor […]

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Creative Industries as Underdevelopment

Are the creative industries turning the tide against urban development in the […]

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All That is Solid Melts into PR

Mark Fisher, author of the book Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? […]

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Operation Protective Edge

by  Paul Wessels. The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of […]

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Undoing the Spell

by Ben Verghese. Many of the dominant narratives of the partition focus on […]

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The Undeveloped Intellectual in Zombie-land

by Ibrahim Farghali. This is Rakha’s second novel after his début, The Book […]

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Breaking the Rules Beautifully

by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire. “Breaking the rules attracts implications, Jennifer.” I overhear British […]

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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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New Oil Old Lamps

The old Arab adage that “Cairo writes, Beirut publishes and Baghdad reads” […]

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