The German ethnographer viewed rock art with a problematic Western gaze, instead of trying to understand the artists’ beliefs.
Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman, is a film of a play by author and activist Wole Soyinka. It premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
From Blood Sisters to Half of a Yellow Sun, he was loved for his TV series and films as well as his novel Burma Boy.
Wole Soyinka’s writing has explored the same themes for decades.
Over two millennia, Swahili has built bridges among people across Africa and into the diaspora.
Detailed accounts from original documents offer insights into the secret operations of the CIA in Africa.
Tanzania might be in the news for producing East Africa’s first Nobel laureate for literature, but there are other compelling authors that also merit attention.
The new novel by Nigerian icon Wole Soyinka is at once satire, political thriller and tragedy. It is the work of a great writer that marks the destruction of postcolonial reason.
Post-colonial writing has expanded the concept of tragedy beyond Western thought.
The truth remains that no artist through Nigeria’s postcolonial years has contributed close to what Fela did – and continues to do - for human rights and social justice.
Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
Nelson Mandela’s release in 1990 was met by an outpouring of poetic celebration both within South Africa and globally.
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.
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country’s national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
Nigeria’s economy is indeed under severe strain but sub-Saharn Africa’s most populus nation won’t solve its economic problems via an emergency national confab.