Africa is a Country

Africa is a Country
a site of media criticism, analysis and new writing

"Media here means more than journalism ; it is also art, music, film, books, graphic design, etcetera. We don’t spend all our time criticizing though. We also celebrate and feature work that we think complicate the old, ahistoric and objectional images.

We want to introduce our readers to work by Africans and non-Africans about the continent and its diaspora that have worked against the old and tired images of Africa.

This site is not about famine, Bono, or Barack Obama."

Articles référencés

The disidentification of Mahamat Saleh Haroun

It is a blessing and a curse to bear the title of a country’s “first feature

Meditating on youth in Mogadishu

The youth (in Somali: dhalinyaro), as I see them, affect a certain cultivation of maturity far beyond their actual (...)

A technocratic reformulation of colonialism

Recently, Günter Nooke, commissioner and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal representative for Africa in the German (...)

Speculative view

Speculative works of art are no stranger to the African fictional canon. Before the groundbreaking Rafiki, another (...)

Voltamos a Africa ? The options for Black Brazil in the time of (...)

In early October 2018, just after the first round of voting in Brazil, I got a message from a

What&#8217 ;s new ? Making money off poor school children (...)

In late August 2018, alarm bells started ringing around the education development world with the discovery of a (...)

#ZimbabweShutdown and ZANU(PF)’s neo-liberal turn (again)

Internet/social media remains shut down. Shops closed, schools closed, no public transport, petrol stations closed. (...)

Albert Luthuli, MLK and global human rights

Albert Luthuli was the president of South Africa’s current ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), from 1952 to 1967. One (...)

The Congo finally witnesses political change, but how meaningful (...)

At 3am on January 10th after yet another “glissement” (a polemical term deployed in Congo to describe the many

Social media, repression and the crisis in Cameroon

In 2008, anti-government riots sparked by anger over exorbitant fuel costs, President Paul Biya’s bid to extent his (...)

The gentrification of African studies

It is now routine for major conferences that focus on disseminating new research and findings on

On safari

This was a big one for us here at Africa is a Country. On January 22nd,

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