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Frantz Fanon’s Uneven Ribs

Taban Lo Liyong is the author of several books of poetry including Frantz Fanon’s Uneven Ribs and Another Nigger Dead. He has also published some collections of essays, the most recent being Images of Women in Folktales and Short Stories of Africa.  He spoke to Sam Raditlhalo (circa 1997, when he was still a professor of […]

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La République et sa Bête : à propos des émeutes dans les banlieues de France

par Achille Mbembe La France est un vieux pays fier de ses traditions et de son histoire. Sans son apport sur le plan de la philosophie, de la culture, de l’art et de l’esthétique, notre monde serait sans doute plus pauvre en esprit et en humanité. Voilà le côté limpide, presque cristallin de son identité.

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Lindela (the winnie suite)

an excerpt from ‘Lindela (the winnie suite)’ by Dominique Malaquais car, maps, time. passports. visas. the king’s m-o-t-h-e-r-f-u-c-k-i-n-g english. we have all of it. and still we don’t find anything

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Traditional Intellectuals

by Koketso Potsane Art has always been used to make statements about what is happening. In his article “Reciprocal Bases of National Culture and the Fight for Freedom,” Frantz Fanon argues that extreme ways of colonial domination always disrupts [in spectacular fashion] the cultural life of a conquered people. This is made possible by the laws/rules […]

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Dislocations in the Congolese World of Sound

“Dislocation” is how Congolese rumba historians describe the incessant splinterings that are part of the story of every major band – in a music system where the “first to leave” holds the place of pride. Between 1997 and 2008 the group Wenge Musica lived through 18 dislocations – almost twice a year, starting with the […]

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