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Pan African Activism Meets Mamdanisation

Theory and practice have been butting heads at Makerere University’s Institute of Social Research, resulting in graduate students decrying the “authoritarian” leadership style of its director, public intellectual and crusader for the decolonisation of higher education, Mahmood Mamdani. Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire chronicles the machinations of a protracted struggle against perceived creeping neoliberalism. On 18 April […]

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ALL I CAN SAY FOR NOW

By Jean-Christophe Lanquetin* During the last five years of Unathi Sigenu’s life, I was a fellow traveller. Following his participation in Urban Scénos/Johannesburg, an artists’ residency run by two artists’ collectives – my own ScU2 (based in Paris) and the Joubert Park Project – we developed an ongoing working fellowship. Linking Cape Town and Paris, this […]

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Dagga

Rustum Kozain muses over the cultural and alternative relations built, negotiations and dealings made as a resident of Cape Town. “The shame of being a man – is there any better reason to write?” -Gilles Deleuze I I first smelled dagga when I was seven or eight, walking to primary school with my brother through […]

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Debt and Study

Against the proliferation of capitalist logistics, governance by credit and the management of pedagogy, Francis Burger illustrates Fred Moten and Stefano Harney proposal of a fugitive path – crisscrossed by subversion and love, and rooted in the generative power of the black radical tradition – towards a new life in the undercommons. Debt and Study 1 ◄ […]

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The Complete Gentleman

In London Kamwendo’s interpretation of Amos Tutuola’s sly satire of spectral global capitalism and Afro-modernity, debt is paid off with body parts traded on the open market, human flesh carries magnetic appeal and beauty is fatal. The Complete Gentleman_001 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 5 This graphic story features in the Chronic (August 2016), […]

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