1. Image: Tsoku Maela, WHAT IS URS IS MINE, from the series Be Glad U R Free


    Blog / By Tsoku Maela

    An old man with 9 fingers and twelve toes once told me a story while we shared a blanket and an oil lamp at a pastoral congregation one night. 


  2. The Associates | How We Did It

    The Associates | How We Did It

    Chronicle #40 / By Evelyn Groenink

    Our researchers intimidated and detained, whistleblowers killed in suspect car accidents, legal threats and numerous ‘no comments.’ 


  3. Photograph: Rien de Jager

    Troubled Waters

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    The Amsterdam canals are once more a site of memory. The Black Heritage Tours and Afrovibes explore the history of colonialism and slavery.


  4. Nontsikelelo Velelo, Screamblacklips, from selfportrait (2005).

    Thank you, Nontsikelelo Veleko!

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    South African photographer Nontsikelelo Veleko has given one of her images to ZAM as a gesture of appreciation for our work.


  1. Spread from Côte d’Ivoire (1967) by French photographer Roger Espinat

    Q&A | Africa in the Photobook

    Blog / By Oliver Barstow

    For five years, Ben Krewinkel has been building an ever growing collection of 20th century African photobooks. The 500 to 550 titles in his possession reflect the changing visual representation of the continent. Krewinkel’s collection is visible online; he is also working on a book.


  2. Image from the series Train Church by Santu Mofokeng.

    Santu Mofokeng: storyteller

    Blog / By Laurens Nijzink

    “It took me less than half a minute to feel blown away by Mofokeng’s photo’s”, writes Laurens Nijzink.


  3. Obituary | For the Love of Wisdom

    Obituary | For the Love of Wisdom

    Blog / By Ayọ̀ Adénẹ́

    It was the good old days, and I was a small boy smothered by the smorgasbord of sensations symbolic of the age of wonder.


  4. Image: Chimurenga cover artwork by Neville Garrick

    What would a borderless world look like? It sounds like utopia but in his essay, South Africa-based Cameroonian thinker Achille Mbeme makes the realities of borders, restrictions and the right to move denied to most people in the world look far more surreal than the alternative.