If there is no material justice and investment in healing the generations of harm enacted onto South Africans, the rot in the country's wounds will overcome them.
To riff off James Baldwin, there will be a fire next time in South Africa. The embers and kindling are in place. What matters is what South Africans do between this fire and the next.
How racialized intellectual outputs placed in just the right circumstances can do the most damage.
There can no longer be false justifications for holding Benin Bronzes, and other pilfered materials, in museums outside of Africa.
How early post-independence clarity on the link between food self-sufficiency and national sovereignty offers lessons for contemporary efforts.
The latest COVID-19 crisis in India is overshadowing a farmers' revolt over land and agriculture. That revolt holds lessons for Africans.
Anyone who lives in fear of getting sick exists in a state of unfreedom.
How socialist Cuba's foreign policy of solidarity with Africans, midwifed a new genre of music on the island.
While many African Christians can only imagine a white Jesus, others have actively promoted a vision of a brown or black Jesus, both in art and in ideology.
The late Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, was initially lauded for his no-nonsense approach to corruption. But the cracks began to appear within months of his presidency.
Africans' lack of knowledge about our own shared refugee experiences continues to fuel hate and discrimination on the continent.
It is clearly in the interests of the middle class to rid the country of a political elite that has shown that it is not only anti-intellectual but also willing to cannibalise the cosmopolitan culture and entrepreneurial economy that the middle class holds dear.