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MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 21 May – 1 August 2010

Chimurenga Library exhibition at …for those who live in it: Pop-culture politics and strong voices Reviewed in Frieze Magazine: “The politico-literary collective Chimurenga, primarily a twice-yearly pan-African journal, induced a more productive confusion with the show’s most impressive single project: a Borgeso-Bolanian (or Nkrumah-Mbembian …) post-colonial library, consisting of a contingently (as opposed to systematically) conceived […]

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Cape Town Central Library, Cape Town: 2 May – 21 June 2009

An introspective of Chimurenga Magazine Presented in and around the Cape Town Central Library from May 2 – June 21, the project embodied the proposition evoked by the title by “finding oneself,” as Moses Molelekwa put it, on the shelves of the Central Library; or quietly encroaching upon its classification system; or proposing a navigation system, clearly subjective […]

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The Library recognises people as knowledge and memory as the art of the stateless. It engaged a politics of friendship; a process of discussion and discovery that takes place in various public spaces and contexts. Since 2009, we have used this methodology to stage interventions and major exhibitions in libraries and archives around the world, […]

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Who Killed Kabila

On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are heard in the Palais de Marbre compound, the residence of President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. The road bordering the presidential residence, usually closed from 6pm by a simple guarded barrier is blocked by tanks. At the Ngaliema hospital in Kinshasa, a helicopter lands and a […]

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Lower Frequencies

Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms and formats, from popular photocomics such as African Film, produced by Drum in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana in the early 60s; Joe published in Kenya in the 1970s; Nigeria’s Ikbe Super, the monthly tabloid that ruled its readership throughout West Africa in 1980s; […]

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New Cartographies

Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question:  when will the new emerge – and if it is already here, how do we decipher it? But no edition has addressed this query as centrally as the issue on new cartographies. Broadly, the project contests the narrowness of the notion of the […]

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