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Corpse Exhibition

In Hassan Blassim’s short story, The Corpse Exhibition, terrorism is no longer reliant on […]

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Monumental Failures

    Dominique Malaquais reports from Cameroon on the active objection of […]

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Why Ethiopia won the World Cup in 2034

Deji Bryce Olukotun recalls the arc of history-in-the-making that results in a […]

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The Making of Mannenberg

By John Edwin Mason On a winter’s day in 1974, a group […]

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The Way I See It: We Need New Myths

By Shabaka Hutchings Probing the musical narratives of jazz and hip-hop, saxophonist […]

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A Long History of Prince’s Hairstyles

By Gary Card     This Illustration features in the July 2014 […]

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Thinking of Brenda

By Njabulo Ndebele I first heard Brenda Fassie sing on a languid, […]

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Reform and Revolution: The Destruction of the University

In the fall of 2015, universities across South Africa were engulfed by […]

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The Papers

In a place — geographically, mentally, physically — where everything is guided […]

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State vs State: The Powers Behind the MTN Nigeria Fine

When the Nigerian Communications Commission issued MTN, the South Africa-based multinational mobile […]

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Curry Chronicles- Dal or Dhal, not Dull

There are many shades of dhal and numerous ways to hull and […]

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Preliminary Notes for a Mediterranean Manifesto

By Rasheed Araeen Once the Mediterranean becomes a great centre of communication, of […]

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Timbuktu: An Old African Saying

“The gazelle for me symbolises beauty and grace,” Sissako told the Bloomington audience. Then, he added, “Beauty will save the world,”

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Ayinde Barrister: Tribute to a True Exponent

By Akin Adekosan The setting was a night party somewhere in Old […]

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It Can Only Go Up From Here

By Nisreen Kaj   For a long time, I was sure Lebanon was […]

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Jeune Afrique Map

Co-founded in 1960 by Bechir Ben Yahmed, the weekly magazine Jeune Afrique […]

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On the Meaning of the Timbuktu Manuscripts

By Shamil Jeppe Timbuktu is symbolic. I mean it’s a place, but […]

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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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Islam between Françafrique and Afrabia

By Wendell Hassan Marsh Upon his invasion of Egypt in 1798, Napoleon had […]

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Trajectories of the Sudanese Gulf

By Michael Vasquez Hiwar The journal that the Congress for Cultural Freedom […]

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