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
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
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
Anti-Blackness is hiding in plain sight
In thinking about anti-Blackness in the United States, I’ve had to contend with this phenomenon being alive and well in Mauritian society. A quick glance inwards and around can reveal a lot of uncomfortable, often racist history.
Aug 21, 2020 · 12 mins
Post-pandemic Africa: Leadership for troubled times
As we head into a time of unavoidable hardship, but also a time of global reflection, the African continent which is no stranger to the struggles of the human condition, may yet have more to teach the world about surviving, leading and growing amid troubled times
Jul 6, 2020 · 10 mins