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Nollywood Kiss

Is kissing a Nigerian habit or merely the preoccupation of neurotic French cinema? Also: how to invent your own Nigerian cuisine from scratch with herbs, vegetables and smoked fish, and make it taste like the kiss of your dreams. By Yemisi Aribisala The challenge is not only to create an honest Nigerian condiment, but to […]

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brinjals

By Cullen Goldblatt    A half teaspoonful of cream of tartar to stop bleeding almost immediately. So precisely and English wifely it begins. Cullen tries to follow a line between a 19th century Cape kitchen (the scrubby veld a tincture jar of cream of tartar) and the dry pale Baobab fruit growing in another Africa and […]

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Marikana

On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana, killing 34 and wounding dozens of others. Loyiso Mkhize goes back in time to the site of the massacre, seconds before the first shot has been fired, and imagines it not only as a fight against […]

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Screaming Through the Galaxy

Jamaican-born poet, musician and visual artist Femi Dawkins a.k.a. Jimmy Rage, explores pain and destruction through the passage of time and space: “We cruise the highways and byways,” of memory and imagined futures.     This graphic story features in the Chronic (August 2016), an edition in which we explore ideas around mythscience, science fiction and graphic […]

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Climbing- A Letter from San Francisco

By Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko Loss is life’s only language. Moving from mask to face to soul, the journey we share. Anyway, got this job online after going broke for a week and not eating for something like four days straight. I hate fishing for food from the garbage waiting on my next pay stub, so I […]

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