Che Guevara’s image has been used for everything from fashion shows to revolutionary posters. But his image still means something and represents change and resistance by everyday people. Why?
The power to select, name and decide the meaning of these items makes Europeans the authors of African history.
The conversation around the need for Africa as a continent and Africans as a people to have their own media has led to a demand for more Pan-African content from This Is Africa. Could this demand be what is needed for Africa’s media?
Cultural icons like Achebe, Fela and Saro-Wiwa were among those who highlighted Nigeria’s failings.
The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon’s thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
A petition to stop the Blantyre City Council, Malawi from erecting Mahatma Gandhi’s statue is circulating online, citing Gandhi’s racism towards Black people. In 2016, lecturers of the University of Ghana petitioned the University of Ghana Council to have Gandhi’s statue removed, because of his “racist identity” and numerous racist statements attributed to him in his lifetime.
Many African countries use English as the official language, which is also the medium of instruction in schools. However, it is shocking that Africans from Anglophone speaking countries have to prove their proficiency despite years of education. Applicants who wish to attend British and U.S. institutions have to pay a hefty amount to write or retake international proficiency exam IELTS or TOEFL.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
Fela Kuti’s critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.