A striking piece from “State of The Nation,” a new project of Zimbabwean-born, South African artist Kudzanai Chiurai (remember him) which “focus[es] on youth culture and proposes a fresh way of looking at the socio-politics of our continent by juxtaposing the past and the present.”  For the show in Johannesburg– curated by Melissa Mboweni–Chiurai is collaborating with photographer Jurie Potgeiter and singers Thandiswa Mazwai and Zaki Ibrahim.

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Goodbye, Piassa

The demolition of an historic district in Addis Ababa shows a central contradiction of modernization: the desire to improve the country while devaluing its people and culture.

And do not hinder them

We hardly think of children as agents of change. At the height of 1980s apartheid repression in South Africa, a group of activists did and gave them the tool of print.

The new antisemitism?

Stripped of its veneer of nuance, Noah Feldman’s essay in ‘Time’ is another attempt to silence opponents of the Israeli state by smearing them as anti-Jewish racists.