1. Kirina and the Promise of a New Dawn

    The Faso Dance Théâtre will perform an excerpt of Kirina at the Nelson Mandela Lecture. Librettist Felwine Sarr explores a mythical West African story that inspired the choreography.


  2. Image: Entrance Bijlmer Park

    09.02.19 | Talking Mandela

    Events / By ZAM Reporter

    Southeast City District Chairperson Tanja Jadnanansing hosts a conversation with Sisonke Msimang.


  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. 


  5. Image: Ahmed Hussein Suale

    ‘We shall not be silenced’

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    We are shocked by the assassination of our Ghanaian colleague and investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale. 


  1. South Africa | Why only a Nissan?

    South Africa | Why only a Nissan?

    Chronicle #38 / By Kiza Magendane

    Essay – In the late 1990s, Kiza Magendane and his uncle left their native country of Congo to start a new life elsewhere. Kiza ended up in the Netherlands, his uncle in South Africa. Nineteen years later they meet in Pretoria. 'Kiza, the South African dream does not exist.'


  2. Images: by Anton Corbijn, ZAM Volume 14, 4th issue. Caption: Fela et concert, Paris, 1981 © Anton Corbijn

    Fela, wetin you go sing about?

    Blog / By Ayọ̀ Adénẹ́

    At 80, the late Nigerian musician must be celebrated for his revolutionary message of empowerment.