The 25th of May commemorates the liberation of African countries and facilitates discussions key to our collective material survival, our continued albeit precarious independence, and our advancement. This year Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity declares May 23rd to 29th as African Liberation Week.
Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima is one of the last living freedom fighters and the only woman to receive the rank of field marshall in the Kenya Land and Freedom Army of the Mau Mau Uprising. Recent events have brought her back to the fore in a mix of grief and disbelief.
The Guyanese historian and activist sought revolutionary change through an informed and grounded practice, offering education and focusing on the total ecology of society.
Considering its decolonised diplomatic journey, Senegal has defined what it means to achieve sustainable independence in 62 years of nationhood.
A tribute and reminder on the imperative need to study and internalise the analysis Fanon shared with the oppressed majority of the earth.
Walter Rodney’s seminal book ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’, first published in 1972, has recently been republished with a new introduction by Angela Y Davis, which is republished here.
Few recent historical figures in South Africa provoke more divergent views than Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk. He was president of the country from 1989 to 1994.
Prominent Harare bookseller in Zimbabwe Book Fantastics recently had the chance to catch up with Diaspora Dreams Zimbabwean born author Andrew Chatora resident in England.
African literature and music have helped the continent face up to the othering gaze of the anthropologist, the missionary, the settler, and now, the winner-take-all multinationals. Cultural revivalists, climate advocates and hardboiled romanticists of the book industry continue to profile African communities who profit least from environmentally unsustainable extractive capitalism while suffering most from the food insecurity, health emergencies and natural disasters that it generates.