"You were strong when we couldn’t be. You were a rage that sometimes burned too brightly and you showed us how to be brave and be our fearsome best. Lion. Warrior. Mother. Mkhonto (spear)."

Sisonke Msimang, South African writer, on Twitter/@Sisonkemsimang.


Two Africa-related productions at this year Movies that Matter film-festival in the Netherlands convincingly move away from the dominant narratives of international aid.



Blog / By ZAM Reporter

The story of the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani.


For the international program Metropolis the VPRO (broadcaster) is looking for new local video journalists, documentary filmmakers and storytellers.


Tell Freedom online

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

A remarkable exhibition by fifteen South African artists is presently on view in Kunsthal KadE in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.


Apartheid Revisited Released

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

This interactive web application explores the whereabouts of white oppression in South Africa, its European/Dutch roots and the relevance of an 'old' story for today.


‘Before It Is Completely Gone’ - a solo exhibition by Thierry Oussou, his first with Stevenson gallery, opens in Johannesburg on Saturday February 10.


Win a copy of ZWART

Blog / By ZAM

Thanks to the courtesy of publisher AtlastContact, we are giving away three copies of Zwart. Afro-Europese Literatuur uit de Lage Landen.


Review | Little hot pepper

Blog / By Christina Månsson

In Alain Mabanckhou's novel Black Moses the memories of life in an orphanage represent todays' uproar.


Three South African artists – Usha Seejarim, Lawrence Lemanoana and Hannelie Coetzee – have been nominated for the creation of a monument honouring Nelson Mandela in Ghent, Belgium.