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

Supernatural politics

African documentary films rarely provide a window into intimate family disputes. The Letter by Maia Lekow
24/02/2020

Point of order

The annual State of the Nation (SONA) address by South Africa’s president has become a predictable
23/02/2020

Twitter and a new criminal type

In July 2018, the popular Twitter account run by Yusuf Abramjee (ⓐAbramjee), a self-described “anti-crime activist”
23/02/2020

In the name of the king

The bulk of commentary prompted by Cameroon’s 2018 presidential elections underscored its significance, as the elections
21/02/2020

Decolonization’s borders

Echoing global moves to restrict access to asylum, the South African government has recently limited the
21/02/2020

A ditch to climb

In late January 2020, a South African police officer was shot in Diepsloot, a densely populated
20/02/2020

Au nom du roi, des roitelets et de la divine providence

La majorité des commentaires relatifs à la dernière élection présidentielle au Cameroun soulignent et saluent l’effervescence
20/02/2020

A people cannot bid farewell to their history

This week, Mozambican liberation leader and national hero Marcelino dos Santos (90) will be laid to
19/02/2020

Bernard-Henry Lévy in Nigeria : spectacle versus analysis

Bernard-Henry Lévy’s article in Paris March, declaring a “pre-genocidal” situation in Nigeria, reveals a gap between
18/02/2020

A Green New Deal for South African workers ?

Speaking recently on a proposal for significant economic reform, Matthews Parks, Congress of South African Trade
18/02/2020

Reading List : Benjamin Talton

In my book, In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics, US
18/02/2020

Reading List : Peter James Hudson

Caree A. Banton’s More Auspicious Shores: Barbadian Migration to Liberia, Blackness, and the Making of an African Republic
14/02/2020

  Culture

 Bitin | 2008 · 2020