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

The artwashing of Sindika Dokolo ?

Sindika Dokolo is reputedly the biggest collector of African art and also its most generous patron.

The unfinished business of the Tunisian revolution

Nearly a decade after the Tunisian revolution, the country has made remarkable progress toward establishing a

Postcolonialism does not exist in France

Racism and exclusion have always been at the heart of France’s neocolonial project in Africa. What

Is Heineken brewing a better Africa ?

In the Netherlands, there’s an old secret that involves a local, world-famous beer brand. Only we

Colonial revisionism ; German edition

The German parliament, the Bundestag, is rarely an exciting place, and even less often the site

Announcing the Africa Is a Country Fellowship

With the support of the Shuttleworth Foundation and the Open Society Foundation, Africa Is a Country

Laundering Isabel dos Santos

The news broke across international media late on 19 January 2020: Isabel dos Santos’s fortune appears

There is no one way to talk about migration

In the summer of 1998, two Guinean boys were found frozen to death in the cargo

Fela enshrined

Twenty-two years after his death of complications from AIDS, Fela Kuti stands as one of the

Where will neoliberalism end ?

As the world was overtaken by upheaval last year, one photo emerging from the uprisings depicts

The short, white woman with a South African accent

On October 15th 2019, exactly two months before her 86th birthday, Jennifer Davis passed away. Towards

Who was the woman behind Lumumba ?

Fifty-nine years ago today, on January 17, 1961, Congolese prime minister and independence leader, Patrice Lumumba,


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