Africans the world over have employed language, belief, ritual, clothes, hairstyles, stories and food to resist and transform colonisers’ religions and cultural practices.
For South Africans aspiring to freedom, jazz was protest music. In struggle, jazz offered shared, collective messages of black intellectual attainment – and beauty.
Mnangagwa was thought to simply too powerful to be fired – until he was. Once again Mugabe proved himself immune to conventional wisdom.