Outside of Kwame Nkrumah he was the only person that I knew of, in Africa, who had such a clear vision of the twentieth century and what type of measures were required to secure the welfare of Africa,” – Carlos Moore on Cheikh Anta Diop and the Black Bomb.
THE INVENTION OF ZIMBABWE
Bernard Matambo returns to the moment of Mugabe’s deposition to grasp the intrigues of factional politics within ZANU PF, while Simbarashe Mumera reveals how South African retailers continue to make a profit from Zimbabwe’s ongoing economic crisis.
The story of politics and economics in Zimbabwe cannot be told without the music that has driven, documented and revolted against it: Ranga Mberi travels back in time to the heyday of sungura music, while Percy Zvomuya charts the groundations of Zimdancehall…
XIBAARU TEERE YI (Chronic Books)
What can African Writers Learn from Cheikh Anta Diop?
In a testament to Cheikh Anta Diop, Boubacar Boris Diop raises radical views on creative writing. Ayesha Attah travels from Diop through Ayi Kwei Armah to explore the ‘shared continuity’ of African cultures, histories and philosophies. Ibrahima Wane presents Kàddu, as the missing link between Diop, Senegalese political scientist Pathé Diagne and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène. And Souleymane Bachir Diagne enters the den of the Alchemist
PASS LIVE IN JOBURG
Denderah Rising with Georgia Anne Muldrow + Thandi Ntuli Quartet + The Monkey Nuts – Friday April 20
Sound is defined by vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach the ear. Yet there is more to it when one imagines the hearing process as an involuntary command placed upon the body to be processed instantly. This realization can lead us to use sound as a means to inoculate one another with positivity, encouragement, and a connective awareness if we so choose…”
CHIMURENGA LIBRARY: WHO KILLED KABILA
From December 13 – 17, 2017, Chimurenga installed a library of books, films, and visual material mapping extensive research that ask or rather, state Who Killed Kabila, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. More on this project. The catalogue is now available for sale in the Chimurenga shop.
OTHER CHIMURENGA PUBLICATIONS
A pavement literature project consisting of serialized monographs.
a project-based mutable object, a print magazine, a workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities.
A Biennial publication that challenges the depiction of urban life – redefines cityness, Africa-style.