Afrodissident is the home to political commentary from Alexander Matthews. Matthews is the editor of AERODROME, an online magazine about words and people featuring interviews, original poetry, book reviews and extracts. He is also a freelance writer (covering mostly culture, travel, life and design) and is the Contributing Editor of Business Day WANTED.

Matthews occasionally blogs for The Huffington Post and on Medium. You can read some of his creative writing on The Marginal Obscura.

Find out more about him by visiting his about.me page.


Should you wish to contact Matthews, drop him a mail at alexgmatthews(at)gmail(dot)com. You can also follow him on Twitter.


6 responses to “About

  1. Tarah

    Alex-your blog is like a cocktail from the planet bar: chic, well blended and easy to digest 🙂

  2. John Smith

    It’s so damn different-just love it! Kudos on failing PE in gr nine; I did too!

  3. Badisa

    Alex i must say that your blog is highly informative and thought provoking. It rocks.

  4. amatthews

    Thanks, Badisa.
    Glad you like it 🙂

  5. Kelsey

    Alex, slick layout on the blog. However, I see a lot of political rhetoric here but no mention of the land question, not just for Zimbabwe but Southern Africa as a whole. Whether Mugabe is in power or not there, why has ownership and control of their own land and resources been so delayed for Blacks? Should this not be a priority for the next administration? Most Black Americans do not believe the propaganda that Blacks are incapable of farming the land that they have farmed for millenia. Even in SA where Aparteid still persists economically, do the Oppenheimers, Rothchilds, Anglo American crowd and others still control a disproportionate share of the wealth? What is your position on this?

  6. amatthews


    I have addressed the issues you’ve raised in a new post. Check it out here: https://afrodissident.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/education-the-key-to-prosperity-for-all/