Thomas Mapfumo recently performed a series of concerts in his homeland, Zimbabwe. This is Africa spoke to the iconic musician and social commentator.
Big investors seem to be mainly interested in Nollywood’s already established popularity with African audiences.
The Ake Arts and Book Festival, one of the best festivals on the continent took place in October. Enjoy this photo essay compiled by Nigerian photographer Kamnelechukwu Obasi for This Is Africa.
Archaeological research at Christiansborg Castle in Ghana has provided an in-depth understanding of Danish, Ga and Danish-Ga lived experiences during the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade.
A new report on the status of African artefacts held in various French museums will recommend the president to return the pieces which were stolen or taken “without consent” during the colonial period. The report recommends full restitution not the long-term loan of such objects.
Celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi Thiong’o’s remarkable novel, Matigari, is being adapted to film by Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan. The revelation comes at an opportune time when African storytelling in film and dance has gained global prominence in recent years.
Paul Weinberg is furious that his famous photo of Mandela voting has been linked to institutional racism.
Joyline Maenzanise gathered some advice should writer’s block strike. Here’s how these writers deal with the issue.
Depression has for a long time been referred to as a “white disease” even though close to one in six South Africans suffer from depression or anxiety.