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The Power of Wikipedia: Legitimacy and Control

The most astonishing global source of knowledge has the power to act […]

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Contributors

A – B – C – D – E – F – G […]

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THIRD TRANSITION

Shoks Mzolo and Bongani Kona trace the path of South Africa’s transformation from a criminal apartheid state to a criminal neoliberal state

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Between the Lines of an Unpatriotic Presidential Pre-Recorded Address

FOURTH REPUBLIC 19 conducts a post-mortem on not-so-presidential minutes in recorded Nigerian history.

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“The Oppressor Remains What He Is”

Why does it seem that the genocide deniers have perked up? What […]

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They Won’t Go When I Go

A Manifesto/ Meditation on State of Black Archives in America and throughout the Diaspora by Harmony Holiday

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Remembering Biafra

In 1968, Nigeria’s finance minister, agricultural produce mogul Obafemi Awolowo declared: “Starvation is a legitimate weapon of war, and we have every intention to use it against the rebels.”

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POETS WITH GUNS: A CONVERSATION WITH CHIRIKURE CHIRIKURE

Chirikure Chirikure means “that which is far is very far.” He is […]

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WHAT AFRICAN WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

In a testament to Cheikh Anta Diop, Boubacar Boris Diop raises radical views on creative writing, a challenge to what he laments as our literary Sahara.

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The Tyelera Moment

by Thabo Jijana  On December 13, 2016, in Salem Party Club v […]

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THINGS THAT GO IN AND OUT OF THE BODY

How can we think about bodies and circulation without deferring to the […]

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PORTRAITS OF POWER

Farai Mudzingwa writes about the power vested within the four corners of the presidential portrait, and the struggle not only to dislodge the presidential image, but also to claim it, to frame it anew.

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NONE BUT OURSELVES

The history of reggae in Zimbabwe echoes far beyond Bob Marley’s historic […]

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MURIMI MUNHU

Panashe Chigumadzi travels to the rural Zimbabwe of her ancestors, onto land […]

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No One Will Save You: Remembering Kenya’s Karl Marx

Student movements in many African countries have historically confronted contradictions of colonial […]

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Bread of Life

Commercial bread contains additives to accelerate production and to improve the look […]

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African Cookbooks and Excess Luggage

By Yemisi Aribisala There is a sense of justice and spirit of resignation […]

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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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“That Guy No Be Ordinary”

Yemisi Aribisala grapples with the real-time significance of the artist Victor Ehikhamenor, one of his most celebrated works, “The Flower of a Girl”, and the nonsensical brandishing of the banal in the context of Nigerian art as big business.

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Dansons Donc le Zouglou

By Henri-Michel Yere Déscolarisé In 1980s Côte d’Ivoire, exclusion from the schooling […]

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The Amazing Career of Passport Number B957848

By Akin Adesokan (For Larry Siems & Aimee Liu) I The wait […]

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A Political Economy of Noise

Kangsen Feka Wakai traces the uncharacteristic journey through a “noisy era” of […]

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Sounding the Horn on Reconstruction

The role of art and literature in countries of the Horn of […]

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El-Salahi – The Wise Enemy

By Hassan Musa I want to introduce Ibrahim El-Salahi here as “our […]

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City Building in Post-Conflict, Post-Socialist Luanda

Burying the Past with Phantasmagorias of the Future   By Anne Pitcher […]

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Urban Sahara from the Sky

How Capitalism Fixes the Dunes. by Marion Broquère, Armelle Choplin, Simon Nancy Images […]

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IRM de la ville de Douala

by Maud De La Chappelle To Didier À Douala, on nomme les […]

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The Last King of Africa

Brother Leader, global agitator, anti-imperialist revolutionary, megalomaniacal renegade. The former Libyan leader […]

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How to Eat a Forest

Billy Kahora recounts a journey into Kenya’s Mau Forest, where he confronts […]

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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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Beneath the Underdog

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

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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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Poets Pressing Record(s)

by Harmony Holiday  Privacy is dead and the word itself sounds a […]

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Poets Are Hurting: Lesego Rampolokeng in Conversation with Mafika Gwala

Mafika Gwala emerged as a significant writer in the 1970s during his […]

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Paris-Algiers, Underground Class

by Mustapha Benfodil  It’s romance landed me this job. I am a mailman […]

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Neo Africanus: In Teju Cole’s World

Teju Cole, author of the award winning book Open City, recently announced […]

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The story of a South African firm

In this edited extract from their book, Ethnicity, Inc., Jean and John […]

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A Civil Society Of African States

Paula Akugizibwe assumes observer status at the African Union and finds the […]

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Monica Maxwell and Samson Botsotso

 Scamming the scammers? Though a buzzing of charades, of tall tales, of […]

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Diary Of A Bad Year

Diary Of A Bad Year: President Mbeki’s Letters to the Nation by […]

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New Bushs Old Ghosts

Cyber crime is a burgeoning business in West Africa, despite often primitive […]

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EU fortifies its mission on North African frontline

Supported by Libya and Tunisia, the European Union is ringing the Mediterranean […]

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52 Niggers

By Stacy Hardy. Julius Eastman had a way of walking. He had […]

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Platinum Dreams

Anglo American’s boardrooms at 44 Main Street, Joburg, and Carlton House Terrace, […]

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The Quiet Encroachment of the Ordinary

Asef Bayat A traveller to Middle Eastern cities, Tehran, Cairo or Rabat […]

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In Search of Yambo

Christopher Wise Yambo Ouologuem, the Malian author of Le devoir de violence […]

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