Weekend Special

Chimurenga, 'We're All Nigerian!', Volume 8, December, 2005. Courtesy Chimurenga

Is it time to eschew the word 'criticism'?

Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Migration, 2015. Courtesy: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Is technology geographically neutral?

Hotel Ivoire, Abidjan, by Heinz Fenchel and Thomas Leitersdorf architects, 1962–70; photographed by Iwan Baan in 2013

Design, architecture and optimism in postcolonial Africa

Ousmane Sembène, Emitaï, 1971. Courtesy: British Film Institute

The role of the village in perceptions of Africa

Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu, 2014. Courtesy: Les Films du Worso and Le Pacte, Paris

The films of Abderrahmane Sissako

Owanto, Où Allons Nous? (Where Are  We Going?), 2009. Courtesy: the aritst

How to Write about Africa

Heatherwick Studios,  architect’s rendering of  Zeitz MOCAA. Courtesy: Heatherwick Studios and V&A Waterfront.

Africa’s first mega-museum to open in Cape Town

Johannesburg,  2013, photograph by Teju Cole. Courtesy: Teju Cole

Walking with Teju Cole

Reception and library at Kwani Trust,  Nairobi, 2013. Photograph: Isabella Gomes

A performative tour of libraries in Nairobi

Gerald Machona, Ita Kuti Kunaye (Make it Rain), 2010. Courtesy: the artist

Artists respond to migration in Africa

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, 2006

The post-colonial essay

Peter Clarke, Snake Appel-thorn, 1948, included in Dak’Art 2012

The rise and fall of biennials in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and South Africa