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."

Nouveautés sur le Web

Pan-Africanism and the African artist

The Botswana artist Meleko Mokgosi opened two exhibitions in early November of this year, at Jack

#Metoo in Nigeria

In July 2019, about a week after a Nigerian photographer Busola Dakolo went public with claims

Fanon&#8217 ;s mission

We must work and fight with the same rhythm as the people to construct the future

Difference and belonging

I was raised by a single-mother and my maternal grandmother in Atlantis, a coloured township on

The politics of Thanksgiving in Ethiopia

The Irreecha, which takes place at the sacred lake of Arsadi, is an annual ritual celebrated

Bottom-up hustling in Nairobi’s slums

According to United Nations data, one in eight people in the world live in a slum.

Women&#8217 ;s political consciousness in Senegal

I have known Ruth Bush for many years and we share a passion for reading Francophone

Carceral colonialism

Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison in Lagos, Nigeria was originally constructed during the colonial era. Today, the

The agrarian question in Egypt and Tunisia

An overlooked fact about agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa is how central small

Music is the weapon

For an artist as prolific and famous as Hugh Masekela, it is remarkable that the music

An injury to one is an injury to all

The seemingly disconnected August 3, 1959 Pidgiguiti strike and ensuing massacre of more than 50 African

Our women on the ground

“What was it like to be a woman over there?” Hannah Allam recounts being frequently asked


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