African Institutions of Higher Learning Need to Foster the Craft of Scholarly Writing
Postgraduate and early-career trainers and mentors in most African universities invest very little in the craft of writing beyond research and methodology courses.
Nov 2, 2021 · 6 mins
The (LSE) Decoloniality Reading Circle: A Manifesto in 14 Suggestions
A decolonial Manifesto is our roadmap. It carries what we have learnt throughout this past year: conversations and dialogues which are timeless. They are home to our imagined hopes. By choosing the decolonial option, these learnings have become or were already part of our realities—by default.
Jul 20, 2021 · 15 mins
Dancing Against Patriarchy: Esraa Warda on Chikhates, Hchouma and “North Africa”— Part I
A conversation with Esraa Warda, a performance and teaching artist that preserves and transmits traditional Moroccan and Algerian dance forms through movement workshops and interactive performances. On her upbringing, the asymmetrical boundaries of modesty, the male gaze and the hchouma culture.
May 10, 2021 · 18 mins
Eric Murinzi: The photographer who praises the people keeping Rwanda exemplary clean
A candid conversation about a photography of emotions, spotlighting the incredible women who ensure to keep Rwanda clean —a priority 26 years after the genocide.
Jan 15, 2021 · 4 mins
Rethinking pragmatic solutions for sustainable futures
In an exclusive interview with the Metric, Marianne and Tim, two co-founders of the German Do-Tank Circularity, give us insights into the economy of tomorrow
Nov 22, 2020 · 6 mins
From Revolutionary Iran to a Journey of Art and Exile: A Conversation with Kazem Shahryari
The Iranian Revolution was one of the key events of the twentieth century (1978-1979). Kazem Shahryari didn’t get involved. He was already involved. They made a revolution before the revolution. In this interview, Shahryari speaks of his activism, exile, and French xenophobia.
Oct 14, 2020 · 23 mins
Dylan Valley: A contemporary reenvisioner and decoloniser of cinema
Documentary filmmaker, Dylan Valley, is a multi-talented director from Cape Town, South Africa. From a very early stage, he watched films about anti-apartheid struggle on forced removals in Cape Town, prosecuted and assassinated activists. He wanted to tell stories that needed to be told.
Oct 6, 2020 · 9 mins
Re-Imagining the Desert: Muhcine Ennou on Creative Freedom, Solitude, and the Birthing of Art
Muhcine Ennou is a visual artist from Morocco. I spoke with him out of curiosity about his most recent CGI Artwork which stands for Computer-Generated Imagery. The latter artwork engages the sun, hope & alternative worlds.
Oct 3, 2020 · 10 mins