AiW Guest: Tessa Pijnaker. This post forms part of an Africa in Words’ series on African superheroes, guest edited by Tessa Pijnaker, PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. This sixth post in the series… Read More ›
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African Superheroes in the 1970s and 1980s: A Postscript
AiW note: This is a followup to the second post in our series on African superheroes, guest edited by Tessa Pijnaker, PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. Look out for more in this AiW… Read More ›
Defragmenting the African Creative Industry. African Superheroes Series.
AiW Guest Abena Addai Boakye The fourth post in the African Superheroes series is written by Abena Addai Boakye, Communications Manager and project lead for Afrocomix at Leti Arts. She handles the daily communicative aspects of Leti and runs point on… Read More ›
Q&A: Akdogan Ali – Founder of game development studio Black Ring and developer of Throne of Gods, a Nigerian fighting game based on African mythology. In the African Superheroes series.
AiW Guest Tessa Pijnaker This third post in Africa in Words’ series about African superheroes is based on an interview with Akdogan Ali in April 2018. Ali (29) and his partner Umusu Samson Iruo (31) are the founders of the… Read More ›
African superheroes in the 1970s and 1980s: a historical perspective
AiW Guest Tessa Pijnaker This is the second of a series of posts on African superheroes, guest edited by Tessa Pijnaker, PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. In this post, Tessa builds from her… Read More ›
African Superheroes Blog Series: Introduction – What is an African superhero?
By AiW Guest Tessa Pijnaker This is the first of a series of posts on African superheroes, guest edited by Tessa Pijnaker, PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. In this first post she introduces… Read More ›
Celebrating ‘The Decade Project’ with Brittle Paper: 10 AiW African Literary Cultural Faves
Literary blog and archiving platform Brittle Paper turns 10 this year! Happy birthday BP! This month we take up their invitation to join their celebrations in their #DecadeProject with a post marking the last ten years as a significant decade… Read More ›
Genre, Politics, and Southern Superheroes: Review of Bill Masuku’s Captain South Africa
AiW Guest: Dominic Davies. A little over two years ago I travelled to Cape Town to attend FanCon 2016, an event that was then South Africa’s most attended comics convention to date. As a researcher interested in graphic narratives from… Read More ›
Call for Papers: Special Issue: Transition Magazine, ‘Black Women/Superheroes’ (Deadline: 30 November)
‘Black Women/Superheroes’ Special Issue: Transition Magazine According to Kimberlé Crenshaw intersectionality theory draws attention to Black women’s experiences of intertwined structures of power and oppression, including racism, misogyny, classism, heterosexism, discrimination based on immigration status, ableism, transmisogyny. That said, Black… Read More ›
Event: South African Book Fair 2018 (7th–9th September, Johannesburg)
Join, share and celebrate #OURSTORIES at the South African Book Fair 2018 Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg 7–9 September Meet experts from the book publishing industry ready to assist with learning, teaching support materials, of the best research from university presses, plus… Read More ›
Q&A with Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike ~ Things that Matter & that Made Me
Today, we are delighted to be sharing a couple of new quickfire AiW Q&As with Nigerian writer Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike, where we talk about “Things that Matter” to makers’ and thinkers’ processes and selves… In this case, we’re talking books… Read More ›
Q&A: Silas Miami, Co-screenwriter on Kenyan Oscar hopeful ‘Supa Modo’
Supa Modo, Kenya’s submission to the 2019 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category, tells a tale of terminal illness, community, and the power of pretending. When there is nothing more the doctors can do for her, Jo (Stycie… Read More ›