Global Issues

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is a 2D African Fantasy Action-RPG which seeks to innovate in this genre. The dynamic gameplay partly inspired by the old school “Tales of” series, focuses on 2D real-time combat sequences while the narration and its environment both draw deeply from African culture, myths and [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Back in 2013 we featured the work of Guyanese artists Ivan Forde.  5 years later his work is still unique and inspiring to a new generation of African digital artist and collagists.  Since we featured his work Ivan has been working with printmaking, electronic media and sound installation an a variety [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
I had told many half-truths before, but those little lies were cute compared to this, the first time I told a big lie. Khayelitsha. Image credit Julie Laurent via Flickr. I had told many half-truths before, but those little lies were cute [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
It has been a while since we posted something inspired by Typography. We gotta do better! So here is a start. This week be inspired by Joburg based Freelance designer, Fhumulani Nemulodi, whose portfolio is filled with his love of typography and hand lettering. Enjoy! [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Jacob Zuma years were especially damaging for re-introducing South Africans to political leaders who did not fear shame. Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo. South Africa has a long history of shamelessness. British colonial rule was shameless. Cecil John Rhodes was shameless. The freed [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Photo series by Ethiopian photographer Abiy Solomon. Abiy Solomon (b.1983), is an Ethiopian photographer who lives and works in Addis Ababa. In his photography series, Primordial Modernity: The Raw Spirit of Lalibela, he offers a meditation on spirituality and the profound interiority of faith, as he photographs monks in Lalibela exiting [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Today marks ten years since Aimé Césaire's death. What would he have thought about the state of the former French colonies today? Mural of Aimé Césaire in Bangolet, France. Image via Panoramas on Flickr. Two [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going. Winnie Mandela in Cape Town. Image credit Slum Dwellers International via Flickr. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a hero to the majority of South Africans, [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

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