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Doctor Philip Tabane Lives On

We give thanks and praise to enigmatic, innovative seer and composer-band leader Doctor Philip Tabane, who passed on,  May 18, 2018. The Dr was a giant. Immense in his power of inheritance, the fierceness of his autonomy, compassion and will to broaden the livable space. Nobody else had such a gift to encompass so many […]

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Chimurenga Library on Circulations

The Chimurenga Library is an ongoing invention into knowledge production and the archive that seeks to re-imagine the library as a laboratory for extended curiosity, new adventures, critical thinking, daydreaming, socio-political involvement, partying and random perusal. Embodying the proposition evoked by the title by “finding oneself,” as Moses Molelekwa put it, on library shelves and […]

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“THE INVENTION OF ZIMBABWE” JHB LAUNCH

 Join us in welcoming the new issue of Chronic with Kudzanai Chiurai, Danai Mupotsa, Robert Machiri, Mike Tigere Mavura.  Wed 18 April; from 6pm African Flavour Books, Braamfontein, Johannesburg  See you there! Artwork by Chi Machiri  — read more in his brief history, with Mike Mavura, on the totems of Zimbabwe’s historical heavyweights and their […]

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Denderah Rising with Georgia Anne Muldrow + Thandi Ntuli Quartet + The Monkey Nuts live in Jo’burg

“Sound is defined by vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach the ear. Yet there is more to it when one imagines the hearing process as an involuntary command placed upon the body to be processed instantly. This realization can lead us to use sound as […]

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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. Tanks, armoured vehicles and military personnel are seen patrolling the capital, Harare. The images send shock waves through social media, traditional broadcast news networks and diplomatic channels. After nearly four decades at the helm, President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Commander-in-Chief, is set to be […]

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