Exile demands contemplation because it is unavoidably real for those who experience it. More than a word, exile is also a condition. It is a place, a knowledge, a narrative, but most importantly, it is a psychic space that is obvious to those who inhabit it, those who must engage and wrestle with it because only by so doing can they come to terms with it.

In their documentary film Giant Steps, Aryan Kaganof and Geoff Mphakati engage the question of the artistic impulse through stories of home, exile, making and destruction.
Remembering Biafra passes through the exiled life of Olu Oguibe, in invocation of memories of a home far away – of the notion of a nation long swallowed whole.
By following The Amazing Career of Passport Number B957848Akin Adesokan explores the complexities of exile as place and space, as idea and identity.

In Love and Learning Under the World BankStacy Hardy recounts seventeen stories of the hierarchies, the anti-heroes, the hard knocks and the histrionics that have been visited upon universities as a result of decades of decidedly imperialist structural adjustment. Additional research by Oddveig Nicole Sarmiento.
In London Kamwendo’s interpretation of Amos Tutuola’s sly satire of spectral global capitalism and Afro-modernity, The Complete Gentleman, debt is paid off with body parts traded on the open market, human flesh carries magnetic appeal and beauty is fatal
A university in eastern Uganda, named in honour of the pan African giant, Marcus Garvey, seeks, through the philosophy of Afrikology, to reinstate and mainstream indigenous knowledge systems that were distorted by Greece and Rome. At MPAU, writes Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Marcus Garvey is Alive in East Africa.



The latest issue of the Chronic, explores ideas around mythscience, science fiction and graphic storytelling. Like previous editions of the Chronic, this edition is borne out of an urgent need to write our world differently – beyond the dogma of growth and development and the endless stream of future projections released by organisations like the IMF and the World Bank.

In opposition to the idea of the future as progress – a linear march through time – we propose a sense of time is innately human: “it’s time” when everyone gets there. We invited artists to produce graphic adaptations of stories that speak of everyday complexities in the world in which we live, in which we imagine we will live and in which we want to live.

Corpse Exhibition and Older Graphic Stories


Oshun and the Country Preacher

” He was deranged, lucid, bitter, unrepentant and free. No one is sure what he means by most anything he does to this day, nor is deciphering their meanings a preoccupation.” Give praise! Harmony Holiday does some deep audio arkeology in an ode to the “Country Preacher”, his preachments and his contribution to the devotional avant-garde. Nah it ain’t religion… its truth.


San Pedro V: The Hope I Hope

Identity, politics, rock ‘n roll, soap operas and sentimental songs; humour, hysteria and sincerity. Like a gender-errant Jimi Hendrix, Tracey Rose flips the biblical Battle of Jericho to confront history, oppression and injustice with a generous act of imagination that tears down walls and crosses boundaries of culture, language and difference.


Sexin Islamic Girls

Everyday when the dreaded Boko Haram go off on various missions, the FOKN Bois keep their wives, sisters and daughters company. This act of selfless community service was filmed on location in beautiful Victoria Island, Lagos, the capital of Nigeria.