“Hand up, don’t shoot”? In Nigeria police officers typically claim “accidental discharge”. But it was recently announced that police officers who shoot people and claim “accidental discharge” will face prosecution.
Whereas regular folks on the continent have demonstrated in solidarity against the extrajudicial killings in America, the thugs in power have remained mute. One could only imagine what the outcry from Africa would be if we still had leaders like Kwame Nkrumah
In October, TIA published an open letter to contemporary African intellectuals by Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire. Shaun Matsheza’s response was published a few weeks later. Bwesigye now writes a rejoinder in which he expounds on the meaning of African contemporaneity.
Despite having a strong sense of my African identity, I loved African-Americans. I loved them more than me, I knew them more than me. Will Smith and Bill Cosby graced my screen before I was convinced to trust the African film industry.