The Amsterdam-based South African artist Neo Matloga is nominated for the 2019 de Volkskrant Visual Art Award. ‘For me ZAM magazine was the first magazine reflecting people of colour. (…) It connects me to my people.’

18/04/2019

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.

26/03/2019

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.

26/03/2019

The latest issue of the Johannesburg Review of Books brings you, amongst many others: Bongani Madondo, Rustum Kozai, Lebohang Mojapelo, Troy Onyango, Victor Dlamini, Niq Mhlongo, Eben Venter, Guy Tillim and Efemia Chela. 

14/03/2019

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.

04/02/2019

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.

22/01/2019

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. 

22/01/2019

‘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. 

22/01/2019

The keynote speaker at the upcoming Amsterdam Nelson Mandela Lecture has just published her first short story in the Johannesburg Review of Books. 

06/12/2018