Such and Suchness

This article originally appeared on: Genres of the Human In his new book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics, Louis Chude-Sokei samples freely from history, music, literature and science, conjuring new meanings from dead texts, to build an echo chamber where the discourses of race and technology collide. At a time when automation threatens jobs andContinue reading “Such and Suchness”

It is Time to Free MumiaAbu-Jamal

One could say a lot about the unjust issue of how America has kept so many Black people imprisoned, many of who are actually innocent. But the story of Mumia Abu Jamal is not only unique because of his political opinion as well as his symbolic hold on the American consciousness. It is a travestyContinue reading “It is Time to Free MumiaAbu-Jamal”

From Heroism to the great betrayals: Southern Africa is still a colony

Angazi nokuthi ngiqalephi … the rage one feels regarding the Zulu King’s recent statements and his decision to join hands with a right leaning racist white political formation called AfriForum is palpable. Yet, if one understand the history of Southern Africa and how apartheid was established and how colonialism installed its own loyal people toContinue reading “From Heroism to the great betrayals: Southern Africa is still a colony”

For Balance, Here is Neil Degrasse Tyson in his ‘own’ words.

Between Scientists and Conspiracy Theorists, who will inherit the new Earth? While this is not about the Flat Earth issue, which I have promised to explore further – examining its merits and demerits, I found the conversation compelling. There is just something about DeGrasse’s sharp intelligence that is juxtaposed so sharply with his egocentricity, butContinue reading “For Balance, Here is Neil Degrasse Tyson in his ‘own’ words.”

Interrogating This Notion of Nation

I have often refuted this notion of nations, especially when it comes to the peoples of Afrika. What is a nation and can we find better definitions and peaceful resolutions to our own being, our constitutions as well as ensuring that we are not further exploited by foreign interests as Afrikans/AbaNtu? But beyond just myContinue reading “Interrogating This Notion of Nation”

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