Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77,,, To many, too many, FESTAC sounded like cacophony – we reproduced its music on the page, decomposed and an-arranged.
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448 pages, colour illustrations featuring extensive unseen photographic and archival materials, interviews and new commissions.
The cast list of actors and character who make an appearance in the issue includes everyone from Ché Guevara and psychiatrist, political theorist and Frantz Fanon, to Rashidi Muzele, the assassin who pulled the trigger and many more.
By Akin Adesokan The news comes through to enthusiasts of African cinema […]
By Sophia Azeb Scene I. Arabité and its discontents The first issue […]
By Dominique Malaquais and Cédric Vincent The moment has stayed with every person […]
“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 […]
By Brent Hayes Edwards The Nigerian superstar bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti hosted a […]
Chimurenganyana, a pavement literature project consisting of low cost serialized monographs expanding […]
Shebeen as a school/ “Angazi, but I’m sure” April 3 – May […]
Chimurenga returned to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie we […]
Can a past that the present has not yet caught up with […]
At Performa 2015, the Chimurenga Library took the form of a library-of-people, […]
For the first UK presentation, Chimurenga infiltrated The Showroom’s building in the […]
Presented as part of the exhibition Public Intimacy, Chimurenga Library offered a simple system that […]
Chimurenga Library exhibition at …for those who live in it: Pop-culture politics and […]
An introspective of Chimurenga Magazine Presented in and around the Cape Town Central […]
The Library recognises people as knowledge and memory as the art of […]
On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are […]
Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms […]