Senegal’s colonial heritage has been interpreted to conceive an African future, turning colonial heritage into an archive of a possible Afrotopia.
Opening these libraries up promises to re-balance the continent’s place in world history when it comes to its intellectual life.
Clay figurines of musicians, made in the 1930s, are being exhibited along with a new film of actual musicians playing the traditional instruments.
The team from Wits University returned to a well-known ceiling panel in the Maloti-Drakensberg mountains, armed with new knowledge about the beliefs of the San people who made the paintings.
In a rare series of interviews, the late Ghanaian leader spoke of how the country’s slave trade was revisited as a vehicle for economic development.
The next ten years will be a critical period in which research agendas can be developed.
For Africans and diasporans, learning about their heritage is important. But it remains to be seen how this will translate into a sustained continental and diasporan engagement.