Culture & Society

How do Africans kiss?

How do Africans kiss?

In British-Nigerian film-maker and video artist Zina Saro-Wiwa‘s video installation Eaten By The Heart- which she conceived, produced and directed for the Menil Collection‘s The Progress of Love exhibition- she examines the interesting cultural dynamics…

Dolce Vita Africana (Documentary)

Dolce Vita Africana (Documentary)

As Mali Spirals into chaos, this week, AfricentricsLIVE explores the dynamic culture & society of these extraordinary Africentric people- beyond the monolithic narrative that we are all accustomed to. SYNOPSIS: Dolce Vita Africana is a…

Louis Theroux’s African Hunting Holiday

Louis Theroux’s African Hunting Holiday

Louis Theroux journeys to the centre of the controversial South African hunting industry. It’s big business, attracting thousands of holiday hunters annually. Keeping wild animals fenced in on farms has made it cheaper and easier…

Africa Straight Up – Official Film

Africa Straight Up – Official Film

With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot — and should not — be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete…

God Grew Tired of Us (Documentary)

God Grew Tired of Us (Documentary)

SYNOPSIS: Three young men leave behind a land in chaos to find a new life in a completely different culture in this documentary. As the African nation of Sudan fell into political chaos near the…

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story…

AFRICA PAST AND PRESENT: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

AFRICA PAST AND PRESENT: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Patrick Bond (Director of the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal) talks to us about his new book Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society: Negative Returns on South African Investments (co-edited with Rehana…

THE TERRORDOME: Economic Development Series (Journalist Andrew Mwenda)

THE TERRORDOME: Economic Development Series (Journalist Andrew Mwenda)

Journalist Andrew Mwenda has spent his career fighting for free speech and economic empowerment throughout Africa. He argues that aid makes objects of the poor — they become passive recipients of charity rather than active…

Kingship, legitimacy, and violence in Rwanda and Eastern Congo

Kingship, legitimacy, and violence in Rwanda and Eastern Congo

http://www.africentricslive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Afripod62finaledit_Afripod-and-Mp31.mp3 Podcast (diaspora-community): Play in new window | Embed David Newbury (Smith College) on the historical dynamics of kingship, legitimacy and violence in Central and East Africa, focusing on Alison Des Forges’s Defeat is the…

THE TERRORDOME: African Writers on the Misrepresentation of Africans

THE TERRORDOME: African Writers on the Misrepresentation of Africans

Chimamanda was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University during the 2005-2006 academic year, and earned an MA in African Studies from Yale University in 2008. Her collection of short stories, The Thing around Your Neck,…

AFRICAN PAST & PRESENT: Amadu Bamba and the Muridiyya of Senegal

AFRICAN PAST & PRESENT: Amadu Bamba and the Muridiyya of Senegal

This episode is a produced by Africa Past and Present website: http://afripod.aodl.org/ The inaugural episode of Africa Past and Present introduces the podcast and features an interview with University of Pennsylvania Professor Cheikh Anta Babou…

THE TERRORDOME- “Chinua Achebe on Things Fall Apart”

THE TERRORDOME- “Chinua Achebe on Things Fall Apart”

Chinua Achebe, poet and novelist, is one of the most important living African writers. He is also considered one of the most original literary artists currently writing in English. Born Albert Chinualumogo Achebe, Chinua Achebe…

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