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

Our elders say, &#8216 ;do not speak ill of the dead&#8217 ;

It has been difficult for many Zimbabweans to process the death of former President Robert Mugabe,
18/09/2019

Why are we only learning to cook French food in Africa ?

If you are pursuing a career as a chef in South Africa, you should know French
17/09/2019

Chester Williams and the making of modern South African rugby

It was at the Oppikoppi Music Festival in 1997 and Koos Kombuis was finishing up his
17/09/2019

Beyoncé and the Heart of Darkness

John Kani, the South African actor who voiced Rafiki in the 2019 remake of Disney’s The Lion
16/09/2019

The emptiness of an ending

A day dawned with an early call. Mugabe was dead. And then, nothing. Nothing at all
16/09/2019

The making of Mugabe&#8217 ;s intolerance

The recent spate of obituaries on the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe have wrestled with efforts
16/09/2019

Moon people

This year marks the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon. And while the United
16/09/2019

It is essential that governments think in terms of nation, not elites

My second encounter with the Mozambican writer Mia Couto is touched with a certain familiarity. We
12/09/2019

How Africa shaped Immanuel Wallerstein

In a reflective essay about his career written in 2000, Immanuel Wallerstein—the American sociologist, economic historian,
11/09/2019

The white hunter

The wide circulation of photographs of hunters posing proudly alongside the carcass of wild animals killed
10/09/2019

It&#8217 ;s time to talk prison abolition in South Africa

On August 7, one week after shopkeepers threw rocks at police vehicles, more than 1500 police
10/09/2019

The problem with microcredit in Africa

Since the 1990s, microcredit (also commonly referred to as microfinance), which is defined as the provision
10/09/2019

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 Bitin | 2008 · 2019