World Cup 2010

World Cup 2010

Nikhil Pal Singh

  In this dossier, a series of football enthusiasts (who also happen to be social and cultural critics), offer their reflections upon the meaning and significance of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Much commentary and controversy has already … Continue reading “World Cup 2010”

The World Cup in Pictures

Tavia Nyong'o

Soweto, South Africa – Fans on a train in Soccer City. Korogwe, Tanzania – Watching the Game. Maputo, Mozambique – City Streets. Lusaka, Zambia – Street Dancer. Johannesburg, South Africa – Standton City Mall Marionettes Quissico, Mozambique – Footballers and … Continue reading “The World Cup in Pictures”

Starry Eyed Black 'Bama

imani perry

Let me begin with this: I am a Bama: literally, from Alabama. Before I am an intellectual, a diasporic subject, a celebrator of transatlantic blacknesses who carefully sidesteps essentialism and embraces all of humanity, I am a Bama. Granted, these … Continue reading “Starry Eyed Black 'Bama”

Africa's World Cup?

sean jacobs

On the eve of Ghana’s fateful loss to Uruguay in the quarterfinals, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, declared them the Black Stars of Africa. Locals joined their compatriots across the continent in willing the Black Stars on. … Continue reading “Africa's World Cup?”