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.


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. 


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.


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.


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. 


‘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. 


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


With marches and rallies, sports boycotts and sanctions many Australians once participated in the international solidarity movement against Apartheid. An exhibition in Cape Town showcases a history more relevant than ever. 


Uganda | Shooting the Network

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

Stuart Tibaweswa, winner of the 2017 Young Photography Award (YPA), and Anna Kućma, director of the Uganda Press Photo Award, talk about the contest, a free gazette, fake news, and a yearlong coverage of the country’s prime TV network.