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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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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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The Pharaoh’s New Clothes

Its location, vocation, and publication intended to speak to a politicised Third World imaginary.

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The Tyelera Moment

by Thabo Jijana  On December 13, 2016, in Salem Party Club v […]

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They Won’t Go When I Go

A Manifesto/ Mediation on State of Black Archives in America and throughout […]

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TO REFUSE THAT WHICH HAS BEEN REFUSED TO YOU

Fred Moten and Saidiya Hartman sit down to talk about the temporal […]

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OF TOTEMS, HISTORY AND POLITICS

In Shona cosmology, people are understood to be more than the sum […]

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The Invention of Zimbabwe – New edition of Chimurenga’s Chronic available now!

14 November 2017. News breaks of a coup d’état underway in Zimbabwe. […]

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THINKING TOO MUCH

Silence and dark humour seem like the most authentic way for people […]

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SUNGURA STORIES

Ranga Mberi travels back in musical time to the 1980s and 1990s, […]

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NONE BUT OURSELVES

The history of reggae in Zimbabwe echoes far beyond Bob Marley’s historic […]

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THE WAY I SEE IT – National Heroes Acre I

Bongani Kona Who or what haunts you? Do recurrences draw you back […]

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KÀDDU- THE ECHO OF DISSONANT DISCOURSE

Ibrahima Wane Translated by David Leye When it was published by Présence […]

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‘GO TO THE LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE!’ MURIDISM IN THE LIFE OF CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

While French colonialism was at its zenith, the first quarter of the […]

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CHEIKH ANTA DIOP – AN AWAKENING

Ayesha Harruna Attah recounts a voyage of discovery that begins from a […]

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BAHUJANAFRIQUE – A PLAUSIBLE FUTURE

Sumesh Sharma traces the circuitous roots of Afro-Asiatic history, from the world’s […]

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHIMURENGA AS A COMMUNAL LABORATORY

by Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga Since the 1970s, Zimbabweans have used the term […]

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Poverty is Older than Opulence

Maverick Serbian filmmaker, Emir Kusturica (Time of the Gypsies; Underground), talks with […]

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Zinedine Zidane and and the event of the secret

Grant Farred produces a Derridean reading of Zidane’s world-stopping head butt.   […]

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Down the footpath

Emmanuel Iduma in conversation with photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi On a number of […]

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