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

Diagnosing neopatrimonialism

Thandika Mkandawire is currently Chair and Professor of African Development at the London School of Economics. (...)

Accountability for Apartheid ?

In the mid-1990s, the international community desperately needed a shining example of post-conflict reconciliation. The transition from (...)

What is the Dangbe word for chameleon ?

A few weeks ago, I asked my mother for the Dangbe language translation of the English word “chameleon.” She couldn’t remember it. (...)

The stuttering development of a radical electoral alternative in (...)

Omoyele Sowore, the farthest left candidate in Nigeria’s just concluded presidential election, did not even (...)

Bittersweet Swazi sugar

“My heart was pained again because they grew sugar cane on top of my first born son’s grave…

Camp of the Saints

In mid-February 2019, US president, Donald Trump, declared a national emergency to combat an immigration “crisis”

Algeria&#8217 ;s bloodless coup

Veteran Algerian human rights lawyer Abdennour Ali Yahia once said: “[Abdelaziz] Bouteflika doesn’t want to be Le (...)

Namaste India

Remember me, right? I came to visit your home at your humble request. I am very good

Is Ousmane Sonko the future of Senegalese politics ?

On Thursday, February 28th, Senegal’s electoral commission announced the provisional results of the country’s presidential election. (...)

Friday Black

When my Nigerian-American friends and I talk about what it means to be black in America, we talk about the ways (...)

Sarkodie and the politics for &#8216 ;freedom-making&#8217

Sarkodie is arguably one of the most successful Ghanaian musicians of his generation. Employing braggadocio, Sarkodie displays his (...)

Ethiopia&#8217 ;s capitalist turn

The speech by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s at the recent 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos was not without (...)