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WHAT AFRICAN WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

In a country that “obstinately clings to its francophone ‘roots’”, on a continent where success as an African writer depends, in part, on the use of a colonial lexicon – stories spun in the tongue of the French, the English, the Portuguese – the idea of a black African transitional literature sits uncomfortably with those […]

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PORTRAITS OF POWER

The president’s portrait holds a venerable position in post-independence Zimbabwe. Not unlike its colonial predecessor’s (and in keeping with entrenched social hierarchies and royal patronage that persist in Britain), it looks down upon the toiling citizenry, casts its gaze on every space imaginable, and frames the notion of identity. Farai Mudzingwa writes about the power […]

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“THE INVENTION OF ZIMBABWE” JHB LAUNCH

 Join us in welcoming the new issue of Chronic with Kudzanai Chiurai, Danai Mupotsa, Robert Machiri, Mike Tigere Mavura.  Wed 18 April; from 6pm African Flavour Books, Braamfontein, Johannesburg  See you there! Artwork by Chi Machiri  — read more in his brief history, with Mike Mavura, on the totems of Zimbabwe’s historical heavyweights and their […]

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