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Quite how food becomes a love potion is not an easy subject matter. The facts are arcane, yet implicitly understood. There are unspoken rules that govern the matter…

 

Eros & Food
Yemisi Aribisala lives in Cross River State, where the scent of fish is all-pervasive and the aphrodisiac is as much in the cooking as in the eating. In Fish Soup as Love Potions, she deconstructs the interlocks of food and sex, fish and pheramones.
Is kissing a Nigerian habit or merely the preoccupation of neurotic French cinema? Also in Nollywood KissAribisala tells of how to invent your own Nigerian cuisine from scratch with herbs, vegetables and smoked fish, and make it taste like the kiss of your dreams.

Finding Taste

There are many shades of dhal and numerous ways to hull and split it, but as Rustum Kozain reveals in The Curry Chronicles- Dal or Dhal, not Dull, when the budget is low and the palate is in need of fulfilment there is nothing quite like a well-cooked, lovingly seasoned legume.
In search for another interesting meal from the myriad on offer in Cape Town, Kozain gets a mouthful from fellow patrons about the unsavoury attitudes of South Africans in Fufu Pot: A Truth Hard to Swallow.

 

 

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.

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More, More, More… Future

Infusing the hybrid rhythms of Ndombolo music with hefty doses of punk rage and cosmic energy, Kisangani (DRC) based dance collective Studio Kabako deliver a pre-Sputnik space travelogue into the unknown.

 

Boima’s PMS Minimix

Forget Diplo and Dilla. Chief Boima bounces the border patrols to bring you as panglobal sex-money-power pileup that engages the complex economic , physical and intellectual flows between Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

 

Visions of Kamerun

Visions of Kamerun sees Franck Biyong and his Massak crew navigate the psycho-geography, history and dreams of Cameroon, as well as the roots, passages and slipstreams that link it to Europe.