Breeze Yoko responds to saxophonist and composer Winston Mankunku’s Ngozi’s Yakhal’ Inkomo: at once a call to action, an open letter and a prayer.



In 2015, writer Percy Mabandu published the monograph “Yakhal’ Inkomo: Portrait of Classic Jazz” studying the song and the musician who breathed it into life. It locates the man, the art and the environment that shaped them.

Listen to the author in conversation with Azania.

Copies available via our online store.




The New Thing: an ongoing series exploring new spaces for radical culture in South Africa.


Lindokuhle Nkosi listens to the language of traditions, improvisation and healing, the crevices, and forgotten places.


Kwanele Sosibo goes where new tings flourish beneath the pretence of cultural hubs in the “world class” metropolis. 



In Afro Horn, Brent Hayes Edwards (Interpreted by Native Maqari) follows the afro-diasporic sonic adventures of Henry Dumas, Sun Ra and Francisco Mora-Catlett, and many others who have braved the middle passage on a quest to find the mythical instrument to open the mouths of the gods.


Probing the musical narratives of jazz and hip-hop, saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings plays outside the time signatures common to diasporan interpretation and orthodox analysis to imagines another sonic architecture.


A Silent Way: Routes of South African Jazz, 1946-1978 –  Julian Jonker

The Sound of FreedomLouis Moholo in conversation with John Eyles



In our latest edition: 








As we put food back on the table; asking how we write ourselves and our lives through food, beyond ideas of scarcity, this issue also explores global geopolitics as they are expressed through money exchanges. Additionally, we continue our investigation into higher education across the continent. 

With contributions from Harmony Holiday, Yemisi Aribisala, Kodwo Eshun, Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire and more.

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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.