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. 

20/07/2020

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.

20/07/2020

Sistaaz of the Castle

Blog / By Elodi Troskie

A fashion book by transgender sex workers from Cape Town. Life on the edge of the Castle of Good Hope.

13/07/2020

Shortly before the inaugural ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture started, an iconic picture of the South African freedom fighter and statesman found its way to the stage of the Amsterdam City Theatre. It was shot by George Hallett, who died in Cape Town on July 1st 2020.

13/07/2020

Why these aid campaigns need to end

Blog / By Emiel Martens & Wouter Oomen

Hungry children and white saviours are still very much present in campaigns by Dutch aid organizations. But also, many of the new aid campaign genres are problematic, observe media scholars Emiel Martens and Wouter Oomen. Every year they present the Fly in the Eye Award for the worst campaign on behalf of IDleaks, a Dutch non-profit organization committed to better humanitarian communication. What is going wrong, and how can it be done better?

06/07/2020

The work of Nigerian artist Abdulrazaq Awofeso is the main attraction of the exhibition City Life in the Dutch city of Arnhem. Two thousand small faces to tell you that one shouldn’t generalise.

25/06/2020

Since December of last year, the Moroccan artist Adam Belarouchia has been a resident at the Thami Mnyele artist studio in Amsterdam – much longer than expected, since all the flights home were cancelled. This is a portrait of a young artist, who gets his inspiration from the streets of Rabat.

25/06/2020

Dancer, choreographer and LGBTIQ+ activist Kiravn Fortuin was stabbed to death by a 14 year old girl. Are we calling for sheer vengeance and retribution, Marlene le Roux asks.

22/06/2020

Bad Boys Don't Sleep

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

Covid-19 is the perfect lightning rod for kleptocrats and crime syndicates alike. Sometimes the struggle against the virus itself fills their pockets.

22/06/2020

Represent

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

Dutch documentary filmmaker and journalist Serginho Roosblad follows Jonathan Calm's search into America's past and present.

15/06/2020

Kirvan Fortuin (1992-2020)

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

We mourn the death of Kirvan Fortuin, a South African dancer, choreographer and LGBTIQ activist.

15/06/2020

The river of life within and around us

Blog / By Marnix de Bruyne

This month 35 years ago, a rain of bullets by a South African death squad ended the life and career of artist and activist Thami Mnyele. The Thami Mnyele Foundation, that welcomed 127 African artists in its studio in Amsterdam, kept his ideas alive.

 

15/06/2020

Luzia and the men

Blog / By Pedro Cardoso

Homeless and threatened, in a country where police nor justice system will help or protect, Luzia Banzuzi saw only one way out.

11/06/2020

Portland's welcome

Blog / By Pedro Cardoso

In June last year the town of Portland in Maine, north west USA, was suddenly in the news because thirty-nine migrants from Angola and the DRC had showed up at migrant reception centres

11/06/2020