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Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe

    Africa needs free movement
    Africa needs free movement
    MIGRANCYI am one of those who are actively committed to the idea of a borderless Africa.
    Scrap the borders that divide Africans
    Scrap the borders that divide Africans
    The government of human mobility might well be the most important problem to confront the world during the first half of the 21st century.
    Negative messianism marks our times
    Negative messianism marks our times
    POLITICSI am back from the Night of Ideas and Philosophy, an all-night marathon of debates organised by the French Institute and various New...
    ​The digital age erases the divide between humans and objects
    ​The digital age erases the divide between humans and objects
    Although some of Africa’s natural assets are in danger of being depleted, it remains the last territory on Earth that has not yet been entirely...
    ​The age of humanism is ending
    ​The age of humanism is ending
    There is no sign that 2017 will be much different from 2016.
    Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
    Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
    I just listened to Gwede Mantashe, the secretary general of the ANC. He was asked about his views on the ongoing strife in our universities and the...
    Achille Mbembe: The value of Africa’s aesthetics
    Achille Mbembe: The value of Africa’s aesthetics
    Achille Mbembé's On the Postcolony is republished this month by Wits University Press in an African...
    Class, race and the new native
    Class, race and the new native
    The single most important transformation brought about by the end of apartheid was an acceleration in turning South African society from a society of...
    Juju prances into the gaps left by ANC
    Juju prances into the gaps left by ANC
    Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters is arguably the most intriguing, if controversial, political movement to emerge in the aftermath of...
    Blind to colour - or just blind?
    Blind to colour - or just blind?
    Born out of the crucible of the struggle against apartheid, the idea of nonracialism is arguably one of South Africa's most potent contributions to...
    Consumed by our lust for lost segregation
    Consumed by our lust for lost segregation
    The banalisation of cruelty and the repetition of often brutal and traumatic events – the Marikana massacre, deaths at the hands of an...
    Rule of property versus rule of the poor?
    Rule of property versus rule of the poor?
    First is the gradual awakening to the fact that this is but an ordinary country. In the consciousness of a place that has for so long defined...