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New Bush, Old Ghosts

Cyber crime is a burgeoning business in West Africa, despite often primitive infrastructure, intermittent electricity supply and Western assumptions that Africans surely could not be capable of the third largest bank heist in history. Louis Chude-Sokei speaks out, graphically remixed by 3bute.           Louis Chude-Sokei‘s story can be read in full here and was originally a feature in Chimurenga […]

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Wrestling With A Warlord

Louis Chude-Sokei narrates a story of Nigeria, of splintered identity, of exile, and of the Biafran War and its godfather – his godfather – the military strategist, strongman and celebrated hero, General Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu         I remember thinking how much I looked like him. So much so that, had I been told […]

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New Bushs Old Ghosts

Cyber crime is a burgeoning business in West Africa, despite often primitive infrastructure, intermittent electricity supply and Western assumptions that Africans surely could not be capable of the third largest bank heist in history. Louis Chude-Sokei tells otherwise. Despite being accused of mangling Africa’s past and embarrassing its present, author Amos Tutuola was really after the […]

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Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber

Reggae, technology and the diaspora… Louis Chude-Sokei documents the transatlantic (un)making of Dr. Satan’s Echo Chamber. Images by Victor Gama   Let me humbly begin with the history of the Universe. Western science has provided us with a myth of origins in the “Big Bang” theory which locates the beginning of all things in a […]

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