When machetes dance

On a recent trip to Jacmel I visited the lakou of Alfred Avril who is featured in the award winning documentary “Papa Machete.” The film documents the life of professor Avril, an aging farmer from the hills outside Jacmel, who…

From colonial dependence to petro dependence: A video window into the colonial past

Three Roads to Tomorrow – a BP promotional film uses three students from the three different regions of Nigeria to depict the transition from the past to the modernity – from colonial dependence to petro dependence.      And the trains ran…

A history to remember: “Who says being queer is unAfrican?”

  In “The frightful development of this vice amongst the Natives”: Who says being queer is unAfrican?” Zackie Achmat traces the role of missionaries and the colonial state in the control and disciple of the African male body. He begins…