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

Excavating forgotten histories in South Africa

When the 1913 Land Act of the Union of South Africa is recalled in the public

How African is the African Studies Review ?

During a recent visit to Senegal, I spent time with Dr. Cheikh Thiam and Dr. Divine

A question of desperation

Slim, a salt-of-the-earth homebody played by Daniel Kaluuya, is definitely punching above his weight when late

Liberal democracy has failed in Nigeria

When I was an undergraduate at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, in the mid 1990s, I

Vanquisher of troubles or light of our home

Albalabel, a Sudanese girl group comprised of three sisters, came to prominence in the late 1960s

The Gig Economy Blues

Switching from a formal job in marketing to driving a taxi in Nairobi was difficult for

Alternatives to starvation in Zimbabwe

“Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe [is] now on brink of man-made starvation.” Almost everyone might

Should sleeping giants lie ?

Across Africa’s settler states, the issue of reparations for colonial wrongs has gained traction. In South


 Bitin | 2008 · 2020