• How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?

    How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?0

    Should the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) succeed to lose tomorrow’s election, what memories will Zambians hold of a party many loved for its pro-poor ideologies and populist political strategy? In 2011 under the leadership of the late Michael Sata, in polls widely lauded as free and fair, the PF made history on the African continent

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  • Grace Chiumia is a Victim of Malawi’s Defective Political System

    Grace Chiumia is a Victim of Malawi’s Defective Political System0

    Fredric Jameson, a contemporary American Marxist and literary critic opened his influence work on The Political Unconscious (1981) with that slogan: “always historicise.” Jameson’s view is that all works of literature are received by the reader with already read status – even new text, he argues, is read with a hangover of unconscious prejudice and

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  • Can Magufuli Control His State Apparatuses?

    Can Magufuli Control His State Apparatuses?0

    “There is no such thing as a purely repressive apparatus” – Louis Althusser I am scared. What my President said in Singida has left me with goose pimples. The Citizen has not helped with this headline: ‘Magufuli relaxes political rally ban, warns Chadema.’ Nor Daily News with ‘JPM Advises CHADEMA to drop defiance day move.’

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  • What does Trump say about us?

    What does Trump say about us?0

    On June 16 of 2015, a friend and I found ourselves in a New York hotel, feeling somewhat compromised after a late night and much revelry. Thanks to our throbbing heads, the spectacle of Donald Trump’s glass elevator arrival – in order to give the first of many bombastic and often fact-free speeches in support

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  • Re:repulica: A Beehive of Activity in the Midst of Rich History

    Re:repulica: A Beehive of Activity in the Midst of Rich History0

    My recent visit to Berlin, Germany attending re:publica TEN, was graced with equal measure of surprises and great impressions that for the most part met my expectations. The keynote speech at Stage One was memorable. The founders of the conference took us down memory lane and gave emotional speeches of how far they had come

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DJ to play Toto’s “Africa” on repeat, all night, in Bristol for “charity”. And his name isn’t even Jim Jones. theguardian.com/uk-n…