Our annual publishing break coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. We are planning a public event on August 20th to reflect on its legacies.
The Kiswahili Prize works to undermine the marginalization of African languages in literary culture. An interview with one of its founders.
May 21 marks the anniversary of the writer and commentator Binyavanga Wainaina’s untimely death in 2019. He was 48.
The first book collection dedicated to contemporary Black South African feminist perspectives has seen the light. One of the editors breaks down the content.
Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu’s novel “The Theory of Flight” may be the first to take seriously Zimbabwe’s complicated race politics, beyond the obvious black vs whites.
Why should people be invested in a football game in a bubble called the art world? “Exhibition Match,” a multifaceted installation, explores responses to this question.
David Samaai was the first black (and coloured) South African to play at Wimbledon in 1949. He was 21 years old. He did so before the Americans, Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe.
Russia’s war with Ukraine has inaugurated the new Cold War most feared, and some wanted. Which side are you on?
Where do African countries fall in the threatened invasion of Ukraine by Russia? Will African states side with the US or their European allies or with Russia?
On the South African-born anthropologist John Comaroff and the political economy of silence in academia.
Thoughts on the conclusion of the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
With the recent series of military coups, especially in West Africa, what is left for the future of politics on the African continent?
If you hadn’t noticed, we were on our annual break from just before Christmas 2021 until now. We are back, including with some inspiration.
For all the grief Afropunk gets, including its commercialization and appetite for expansion, it still manages to bring people, mostly black, together over two days for a pretty great party.
Every year, around this time, we take a month long break from publishing. We need it.
In his new book, the Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani argues that breaking cycles of violence requires collective action. He finds hope in the unfinished project of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle.
On the latest episode of AIAC TV, we discuss the COVID 19 vaccine with Achal Prabhala and Indira Govender. Watch now on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.
What a year. Stay safe, wear a mask, social distance and when the vaccine becomes available where you are, get vaccinated.
Despite the media’s wish for a neat story, the African continent’s response to COVID-19 is all over the map.