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."

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The myth of South African nationality

14/10 | Post-apartheid South Africa finds itself at a moment where a worrying number of its citizens currently

Oil, protest and mass solidarity in Mauritius

13/10 | Mauritius has a reputation for stability and the quality of its democratic politics. Massive protest action

Where are the flowers for Gilbert ?

13/10 | Sometimes, you wait and wait for South Africa’s Department of Science, Arts and Culture (DAC)—and nothing

Abolish Kenya&#8217 ;s prison system

9/10 | “Arrest them!” Across the globe, this is the popular demand whenever someone is accused of wrongdoing.

We are all Sudanese

9/10 | How does it feel to engage with a national uprising beyond the territorial borders of the

The hallucinatory bunker of the white right

8/10 | The tragic murder of Brendin Horner, a white farm manager who was killed by stock thieves

A city on a hill

8/10 | Forever condemned as its “heart of darkness,” the world remains baffled as to how Africa has

How we normalize racialism

7/10 | It goes without saying that 2020 has been an eventful year, and not in a particularly


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Good influence

16/10 | Naira Marley may not be a revolutionary like, say, Fela Kuti, who engaged in formal party

How to build Palestinian solidarity internationally

15/10 | Ran Greenstein is an associate professor of sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

The radical politics of women&#8217 ;s bodies

15/10 | Communities in southern Kaduna—in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region—have long clashed with bandits, who have reportedly (...)

Tree of Knowledge

15/10 | Hooked Hands Encouraging people to vote. The post Tree of Knowledge appeared first on The Nation.

Synthesizing Sound and Self

15/10 | Sasha Geffen The vexed legacy of electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos. The post Synthesizing Sound and Self appeared first on The (...)

The Myths of Martin Scorsese’s Mob Magnum Opus

14/10 | Adam Nayman Glenn Kenny’s critical study of Goodfellas untangles the complicated impact of the 1990 film. The post The Myths of Martin (...)
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