What if you survey African literature professors to find out which works and writers are most regularly taught? Only a few canonical ones continue to dominate curricula.
Because of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda occupies a complicated place in the world’s imagination. A new film, about the preceding 1973 pogrom, wants to demystify that view. Does it succeed?
A documentary film takes Fanon's ideas out of the past and tracks the ways in which his ideas are resonating with today's young across the planet.
The friendship of the poets Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare is the subject of the road movie documentary, "The Poets."
In the Global North, Africa never inspires radically new terms of representation. It always presents itself as an entity grounded in an anthropological reality.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o's and Maya Jasanoff's travelogue of going up the Congo River while she's accompanied by Joseph Conrad's novel, 'Heart of Darkness."