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Author Archive | Chronic

No Pass, But Nine Passports

n her 30 years of exile, Miriam Makeba redefined pan Africanism. She was a woman with nine passports and honorary citizenship in 10 countries. 

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Frantz Fanon’s Uneven Ribs

For me knowledge is very powerful. Any knowledge has claws and teeth. If you don’t see the teeth and the claws then it is useless, then somebody has emasculated it.

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Traditional Intellectuals

Izithunywa Zohlanga’s art is the art of combat because it assumes responsibility, and because it is the will to liberty expressed in terms of time and space.

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POETS WITH GUNS: A CONVERSATION WITH CHIRIKURE CHIRIKURE

Chirikure Chirikure means “that which is far is very far.” He is […]

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HIKIMA – a letter from Zaria

She eyed me. A thing wet around her eyes, like water from the evening rain. Lateef, she said, an incurable emphasis on both syllables: Lah-teef.

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Search Sweet Country

In his first novel, and in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, Kojo Laing talks to a future Ghana by exposing its present, full of the jargons and certainties of one dimensional nation building.

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The Invention of Africa by Franco & T.P.OK Jazz

– Ntone Edjabe A few years ago, while researching the political history […]

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IN THE DEN OF THE ALCHEMIST

Which “they”? Which “one”? What “secrets” are you talking about? Oh! Come on! Cinema taught us long ago that there is always a secret in a laboratory and that evil-minded people are planning to get hold of it.

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N’Dombolo: the postulation of the post-Zaïko generation

First and foremost, an artistic secretion (the magical respiration of an entire generation of young Congolese), the Wenge generation’s most emblematic creation, a form of humour and a playful ape-like mimicry. The outpouring of Kinshasa, city of dreams, city of turmoil.

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“We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’….

Perfect, perfect, you have solved the problem for me, we have deconstructed the idea of National Theatre. We have taken the national and thrown it in the dust bin.

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Crossroads Republic

The Nigerian superstar bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti hosted a covert summit meeting in the summer of 1977.

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Chimurenga 1 (Published – April 2002)

“Music Is The Weapon” “…The struggle of black people inevitably appear in […]

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New York, USA: 7-11 November 2015

At Performa 2015, the Chimurenga Library took the form of a library-of-people, […]

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Showroom Gallery London, UK: 8 October – 21 November 2015

For the first UK presentation, Chimurenga infiltrated The Showroom’s building in the […]

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San Francisco Public Library San Francisco, US: 24 May – 29 June 2014

Presented as part of the exhibition Public Intimacy, Chimurenga Library offered a simple system that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Installations

The Library recognises people as knowledge and memory as the art of […]

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Who Killed Kabila

On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are […]

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Lower Frequencies

Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms […]

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