Observing the largest gathering of black people I had ever seen in Amsterdam, I realised that their pain was familiar, yet we knew so little of each other, separated not just by geography and language, but also by a suppression of our stories.


Book Review | The Old Drift

Blog / By Wim Reimert

From Namwanli Serpell's novel emerges a Zambia that is vibrant, energetic and full of life. But it is certainly not a paradise.


The documentary Lamentations of Judas, shot in Pomfret, South Africa, was recently nominated for one of the Dutch 'Oscars', the Gouden Kalf. Bram Posthumus recalls the story of Angolan mercenaries fighting on their own in a Cold War era.


Sinds de uitbraak van Covid 19 werden mensen zich ervan bewust 'dat het individualisme weliswaar had gefunctioneerd voor hen in tijden van stabiliteit, maar dat het hen nergens zou brengen in tijden van stress. Ze hadden elkaar nodig', schrijft Sisonke Msimang in een essay dat verschijnt ter gelegenheid van de expositie A Fair Share of Utopia.


Essay | Consume less, love more

Blog / By Sisonke Msimang

Since the Covid 19 pandemic people have realised that 'while individualism had worked for them in times of stability, it would get them nowhere in times of stress. They needed one another.', writes Sisonke Msimang in an essay for the exhibition ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’.


On 10 August 2020, the internationally acclaimed Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka was arrested together with ten other artists from the Civic Lab in Khartoum, where they were rehearsing a theatre play.


What does a world without racism looks like? And how do we get there? Inspired by an Afrofuturistic graphic novel, filmmakers Ikenna Azuike, Soraya Pol and Mette te Velde explore a world beyond them and us.


West African Portraiture from Independence into the 21st Century. Meet Rachid Bissiriou, Sanlé Sory, Leonce Raphal Agbodjélou and others.


In Tsitsi Dangarembga's new novel, nominated for the 2020 International Booker Prize, shame and rage reign before the main character comes to terms with herself.


‘If you would die today and reincarnate one generation later, in what world would you want to be born, regardless of where or who you are?’ This is the question posed to the artists of ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’ that inspired them to create new works for Nest (The Hague) and CBK Zuidoost (Amsterdam).


New Currency, Old Power Play

Blog / By Lisa Ossenbrink and Urooba Jamal

While the CFA franc comes to an end in 2020, France’s power play in West Africa will not.