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Reluctantly Loud

Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation By Koni Benson and Faeza Me In memory of Domitila Barrios de Chungara, who died in 2012 before we could compare notes on intervening in history.[1] “This is the truth, we would go home if we could, we don’t know where home is. I have spoken to Council, […]

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“We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’. It could become a play house or an artist city.”

A conversation between Jude Anogwih and Ayodele Arigbabu Jude Anogwih: I find it interesting how the idea of the National Theatre as an institutional organisation just sits there in a wide open space. It’s a bit embarrassing, but it is also exciting, because if you are to imagine that land mass … imagine that as […]

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“The contemporary art in this country is flowing, but it needs direction.”

A conversation between performance artist, Jelili Atiku and former Director of the National Theatre of Nigeria, Ahmed Yerima Jelili Atiku: Does this country actually need the National Theatre? Ahmed Yerima: I think it does. We are culturally rich in terms of content, performance and I think we need that space we can call National Theatre, […]

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Under the Caine Bridge

by Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire 2000 There are two rivers of Literature, so-called mainstream Literature (Euro-American), and the Other Literature (including African Literature), named after their histories. They come from Europe and America and the rest of the world, from two different histories. They come from swathes and swathes of land in countries with different names, […]

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Mapping The Last King of Africa

    This map features alongside a text by Olivier Vallée in the new Chronic, an edition in which we ask: what if maps were made by Africans for their own use, to understand and make visible their own realities or imaginaries? How does it shift the perception we have of ourselves and how we make life […]

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