A great deal has been said and done about Africa yet it remains the dark continent. Encroachment and Intervention have had their way, yet many remain unimpressed with current interpretations of Africa, Africans and their diverse cultures.

Herewith a collection of podcasts that highlight the traditions, differences, emerging talent from our beloved continent.

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look at the Zulus: Hlonipha Mokoena (Anthropology, Columbia U.) on her new book: Magema Fuze: The Making of a Kholwa Intellectual (2011). Explains the rise of a black intelligentsia in 19th- and early 20th-century South Africa through the remarkable life of Fuze, the first Zulu-speaker to publish a book in the language (courtesy of archive.org).

 

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look at political change in Africa and the Diaspora. Focus is on the revolution in Libya, popular revolts, war, peace, and neo-liberalism in Africa and beyond (courtesy of archive.org).