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 way we tell stories

  15/06 | Haitian director Raoul Peck’s four-part HBO film series Exterminate All the Brutes starts with a powerful

Kwame Nkrumah’s Encounter with Karl Marx

  14/06 | In his seminal work Black Marxism, Black American sociologist Cedric Robinson argues that African decolonization (...)

العدمية كحالة أفريقية خاصة

  14/06 | للعدمية تجلي فريد قد جعل منها حالة أفريقية خاصة. فعمق الكامن الأفريقي، قدم التاريخ الإنساني نفسه،

A different picture of the struggle

11/06 | In April 2014 I found myself in the dining room of a family home in Diepkloof,

Three psychologies of Mau Mau

10/06 | In 1951, a prominent British medical journal on mental disease published the now-notorious account from Dr

The legacy of French colonial psychiatry

10/06 | Between 1897 and 1914, the French colonial government transferred more than 140 West African mental patients

The Nigerian and the Lenin Prize

9/06 | In May 1966, the politician, businessman, and writer Peter Ayodele Curtis Joseph became the first Nigerian

Where do just ideas come from ?

8/06 | Now treated as a prescient representation of the 1968 generation that forever transformed left-wing politics, (...)

Nigeria’s Twitter ban and the resistance politics of VPNs

8/06 | Before the Nigerian state announced its Twitter ban on Friday, it was commonplace among internet users

Trapped by history

4/06 | Abalone (or marine snails) is a hot commodity on the black market. It is a luxury

The making and unmaking of permanent minorities

3/06 | There is no doubt that Ugandan political scientist Mahmood Mamdani’s new book, Neither Settler nor Native:

The possibility of thought

3/06 | The past two weeks have proven that the brutal character of the Israeli military cannot be


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Kamloops Indian School

  15/06 | Lalo Alcaraz 215. The post Kamloops Indian School appeared first on The Nation.

Star Wars : The Phantom Manchin

  15/06 | Tom Tomorrow A short while ago in a galaxy very nearby. The post Star Wars: The Phantom Manchin appeared first on The (...)

Joan Didion’s Long View

  15/06 | Haley Mlotek Her new essay collection, Let Me Tell You What I Mean, captures what about her writing feels at once seductive and (...)

Saying I Am a Survivor in Another Language

  15/06 | Taneum Bambrick The post Saying I Am a Survivor in Another Language appeared first on The Nation.


  15/06 | B Batchelor The post DISCOURSE ON WHY INMATES EXIT PRISON WORSE THAN WHEN THEY WENT IN appeared first on The (...)

Kevin McCarthy Changes His Tune Re Trump and January 6

  15/06 | Calvin Trillin The post Kevin McCarthy Changes His Tune Re Trump and January 6 appeared first on The Nation.
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