On October 14 and 15, Hivos’ African Crossroads will organize its fourth edition. The theme of this year’s gathering is ECOEXISTENCE. At the end of Crossroads 2021, participants will emerge with an actionable (collective) manifesto that aims to shape the trajectory of climate justice on the African continent for the years to come.
This is Africa spoke to Sada Malumfashi, the director of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) which will be hosting its first edition around the theme, ‘Spaces’. The festival will “explore the origins of Hausa literary spaces; converse and discuss notions of gender, identity, culture, and politics.”
The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends.
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s stories suggest that it is important to see others in relation to ourselves, to perceive their right of abode even if they cannot claim national belonging.
For this year’s African Crossroads edition we asked versatile and diverse DJs from the continent to submit their take on Climate Justice in Africa through a 30min audio-visual set. A personal selection of music interrogating and navigating the realms of Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.
With vinyl records, zines and political posters instead of just books, The Library of Things We Forgot to Remember offers a way to reimagine African history.
Perceptions of marriage abduction as a recent phenomenon hide the violence that has been done to women as part of culture.
The prospect of the World Cup being played more frequently is gaining ground in the world’s football governing bodies.
While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in the UK and the US even as calls for restitution grow.