How to change your view of Africa
“Who knew?… Chimurenga changes your view of Africa, and of journalism.” Simon Kuper on “How to change your view of Africa” in The Financial Times.
Extra features & multimedia content
Get online only extra features & multimedia content including Bernie Searle‘s Black Smoke Rising video trilogy; a conversation with Blue Notes legend Louis Moholo; photo galleries; audio streams and more here.
Chronic Library exhibition in Joburg
The Chimurenga Chronic was launched in Joburg with an exhibition at Goethe-Institut Gallery & The Forest and the Zoo – a Blue Notes tribute concert at the Drill Hall. Find out more & view images here.
Street Poster Campaign
The release of The Chimurenga Chronic is preceded by a 6 week long public art intervention in the form of a newspaper poster campaign in the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya; Goteborg, Sweden, and here, in cyberspace…. Read more
How do you hide 25 million people?
How do you hide 25 million people? - the seventh of our Chronic posters is up on the streets. Download your copy of the poster here (and get our previous posters). View images from the poster campaign here.
Inside The Chronic
The Chronic comprises of a 128-page multi-section broadsheet; the stand-alone 40 page Chronic Life Magazine; and the 96 page Chronic Book Review Magazine. View sample spreads & read excerpts from The Chronic here.
The Rise of Somali Capital
Parselelo Kantai looks at the rise of Somali diaspora capital, and argues that ethnic capital mobilised at both an individual and communal level is still the most effective route to securing economic and political legitimacy. Read the full story, excerpted from The Chronic here.
The Bard of Bloemfontein
Achal Prabhala goes to the heart of the Free State literary renaissance with the “deliberately mysterious and prodigiously talented” Omoseye Bolaji. Read the story, excerpted from The Chimurenga Chronic, here.
Out of sight and out of mind in High Care
Mike Abrahams recently spent seven weeks as an involuntary patient at a state psychiatric facility. The following, excerpted from The Chimurenga Chronic, is his account of time under observation in a secure unit. Read more.
Fish Soup as Love Potion
Yemisi Ogbe lives in Calabar in Cross River State, where the scent of fish is all-pervasive and the aphrodisiac is as much in the cooking as in the eating. Read this excerpt from The Chimurenga Chronic here.
DIPALO a mixtape for those who practice counting
Composed, arranged and performed by Neo Muyanga, this audio cd supplement is part of the Chimurenga Chronicle, a speculative newspaper which is issue 16 of Chimurenga. View the track list and find out more here.