In Tsitsi Dangarembga's new novel, nominated for the 2020 International Booker Prize, shame and rage reign before the main character comes to terms with herself.


‘If you would die today and reincarnate one generation later, in what world would you want to be born, regardless of where or who you are?’ This is the question posed to the artists of ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’ that inspired them to create new works for Nest (The Hague) and CBK Zuidoost (Amsterdam).


New Currency, Old Power Play

Blog / By Lisa Ossenbrink and Urooba Jamal

While the CFA franc comes to an end in 2020, France’s power play in West Africa will not.


Last year in the Netherlands, the ethnographic museums drew up guidelines for the restitution of artifacts stolen during colonialism. A special commission was formed to evaluate possible claims. Is this really such good news for the countries in which the art was made?



Blog / By ZAM Reporter

The Mnangagwa regime responds to protests with violence and the arrests of activists and journalists. A call for solidarity with those fighting for social justice has gained the support of many.


Talking #cancelculture

Blog / By Bart Luirink

Amid the furore about #cancelculture it may be appropriate to commemorate the outrage that targeted Achille Mbembe, Cameroonian historian and social scientist, and a profound thinker and visionary, earlier this year. 


Film | Lamentations of Judas

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

The 'Terrible Ones', those young Angolans who collaborated with Apartheid South Africa during its border wars, re-enact the Biblical story of Judas.