A scholar of African American studies explores how the former secretary of state, who died at 84, dealt with what WEB DuBois described as the ‘double-consciousness’ of being Black and American.
The Wire was a Greek tragedy, a novel and a bingeworthy social commentary.
Charlie Watts was the Rolling Stones’ drummer for almost six decades. A scholar of music – and a Stones fan – describes what he brought to the band.
Mzilikazi Khumalo was a brilliant linguist with a stellar career in music. These achievements are extraordinary considering the obstacles he faced throughout his career.
Sir Jugnauth considerably shaped the economic and political contours of contemporary Mauritius.
She believed and advocated that Africa needs to find solutions to its own problems and worked tirelessly to build biomedical engineering capacity across the continent.
Eric Carle’s famous book about a caterpillar was originally about a book worm.
Born into post-World War I European royalty, the Duke of Edinburgh came to represent the archetypal English aristocrat. Along with those 'gaffes'.
She was a vocalist who sang in every style – from Carmen to UShaka – with equal mastery, popularising classical forms and epitomising ‘the new South Africa’.
While the genre is now overwhelming white, its roots are in Black music.
Barbara Windsor was the Cockney queen of EastEnders but you’re more likely to hear her famous accent in Essex now rather than London.
Kimi Makwetu embodied the values of integrity, selflessness, humility and hard work. He steadfastly believed in the South African constitution.
Touré pursued a strategy he called ‘the politics of consensus’, ostensibly enabling him to work with everyone, transcend partisan divisions and advance the public interest.
The lifelong activist and Dominican sister was arrested over 40 times, often with Sister Carol Gilbert, for peaceful actions protesting nuclear weapons.
Reflecting on the life of George Bizos, one of South Africa's shining lights.
The icon of women’s liberation has died in Los Angeles, aged 78. Her music shaped a generation of women.
Economic historian and development scholar Bill Freund was impatient with theoretical fads.
From the earliest days of the civil rights struggle, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for justice with spirituality. Rep. Lewis and Rev. Vivian are no exception.
The Italian musician had a illustrious career as a composer. From his work on Spaghetti Westerns to his chamber pieces, he developed a style that was instantly recognisable.
Professor Akinkugbe made significant contributions in hypertension and renal medicine research. He was widely acclaimed as the authority on hypertension in African people.