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an excerpt from ‘Hell In Bed With Ms Preprah’ by Binyavanga Wainaina

The Cocoa lady is talking loudly now, as if she is talking to the whole room, ” He! So they left Oyster Shell, and went to Amigos. I met them there; five minutes didn’t pass, and they were fighting again. Some American guy stopped them. He! The guy could box like Mohammed Ali. Mohammed Mohammed […]

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Pass Me the Microphone: Phoebe Boswell

Stories and sounds from the Swahili coast… sampling Binyavanga Wainaina’s How to Write about Africa. Over to curators Amanprit Sandhu and Hansi Momodu-Gordon to give voice to this series: “We pass the mic to artists and musicians foregrounding Creole identities, collective consciousness and nonlinear story telling. Acknowledging Sound Systems as ritual space and alternative public sphere the […]

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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. Large, funny, tragic, satirical, generous, bawdy and difficult to digest in one sitting, Search Sweet Country has no easy antecedents. I know no […]

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Sankomota: An Ode in One Album

Please join us for the book launch of ‘Sankomota: An Ode in One Album‘ happening next Friday 31 May at Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Road, Woodstock, Cape Town) from 5:30pm. The session will be led by Sabelo Mcinziba in conversation with the author Phehello Mofokeng. The book will be on sale during the event.  “Sankomota: […]

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Who killed Kabila? The new issue of the Chronic presents this query as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination by writers from the Congo and other countries involved in the conflict. 8 years after the assassination of Laurent-Désiré Kabila, rumours still proliferate. But who killed Kabila is […]

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