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The Trajectory of a Street Photographer

My quest for an explanation for this omission in my history education made me appreciate the magnitude of the crime… for the struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. – Santu Mofokeng

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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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Imagined Waters

Through the poetry of its mariners – the singers of its rivers […]

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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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The Pharaoh’s New Clothes

Its location, vocation, and publication intended to speak to a politicised Third World imaginary.

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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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