In partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, This is Africa explores the changing meaning of icons and which African leaders qualify as icons.
As the month of March comes to a close, we look at an event that took place in Harare, Zimbabwe in celebration of the International Women’s day. This year, Tag a Life International (TaLI) in partnership with a global mentorship […]
After the recently concluded Ugandan Elections, TIA and Waza asked youth from different walks of life in Kampala to weigh in on the importance of voting, their vision for Uganda, leadership, and what should be the priorities of the electorate. […]
Jozi based filmmaker Tseliso Monaheng caught up with some of our Johannesburg-based contributors to talk about the importance of telling our own stories and the power of online platforms like TIA. Since its inception, This is Africa (TIA) has strived […]
What is beauty? Why do we always have to conform to western preconceived notions of what beauty is?
One of Africa’s most influential writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, is ushered in with a prayer before proceeding to address the AKE Festival’s crowd. Ngugi is prolific in both English and Gikuyu storytelling. He belongs to a pantheon of writers whose […]
In a panel discussion, writer Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah touches on the brazen hypocracy shown towards sexuality. She expands on the cognitive bias shown by mass media and faith based organisation on such issues. As a storyteller Nana focuses on writing […]
We sat down with professor Sabelo Gatsheni-Ndlovu to talk about – ‘The origins of decolonial education’
Recalling her childhood image of Donald Trump as a buffoon of dubious morality and intelligence, Shayla Lawson ponders the reasons that America may well choose to inflict his leadership on the country of her birth.