Work Hard, Read Your Books, And University Will Be A Breeze…Or Will It? Pointers From South Africa

Class and social capital affect university students. The idea that higher education is a meritocracy is fiction

‘Love Does Not Win Elections’: A Hilarious Book Delivers Unique Insight Into The Politics Of An African Country

The candidate has to fend off people offering to secure prayers for her candidacy. With three degrees, two from Harvard, she finds herself kneeling, seeking the blessings of those with different powers

Why Comrades Go To War: Liberation Politics And The Outbreak Of Africa’s Most Complex And Deadliest Conflict

The First Congo War resulted from an alliance of countries spearheaded by panafricanist liberation movements from Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, and Ethiopia that led to the overthrowing of Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997 and resulted in Africa’s deadliest conflict

A Retrospective: Five African Novels To Read Before You Die

Okonkwo’s heroic but rash stand against colonialism ends in a lonely suicide.

What Causes Modern Famines? Surprise, Weather Has Almost Nothing To Do With It, And Africa Isn’t The Worst Hit

Armed conflict, and active political repression are to blame for more than 75% of all recent famines.