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The Second German Chronic is Here

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new cartographies. The 32-page publication features translations of maps and selected writings from previous editions of the English Chronic produced in 2014 and 2015.   Contributors include Binyavanga Wainaina, Yemisi Aribisala, Billy Kahora, Jesse Weaver Shipley, Wendell Marsh, Agri Ismail, Moses März, Elnathan John, Stacy Hardy, Sarah Jappie and […]

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A Brief History of Student Protests

By Stacy Hardy “Bile bums my inside!/ I feel like vomiting! For all our young men/ Were finished in the forest/Their manhood was finished/ In the classrooms/ Their testicles/ Were smashed/ With large books!” First published 50 years ago, these incendiary lines in Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino capture the ongoing antagonism towards the university […]

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a half century thing & because the night

Come join us at our factory to launch Lesego Rampolokeng’s A Half Century Thing and Stacy Hardy’s Because the Night. There’ll be readings from the writers and records selected by Boeta Gee. Copies of the books plus Chimurenga publications are available to buy. Hosted in collaboration with Black Ghost Books and Pocko Books. Visit the […]

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Love and Learning Under the World Bank

Stacy Hardy recounts seventeen stories of the hierarchies, the anti-heroes, the hard knocks and the histrionics that have been visited upon universities as a result of decades of decidedly imperialist structural adjustment. Additional research by Oddveig Nicole Sarmiento.  1. At a meeting of African university vice chancellors held in Harare in 1986, a World Bank […]

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A Brief History of Monuments

By Stacy Hardy Abbasid Caliph Abu Ja’far al-Mansur, the founder of the ancient city of Baghdad, conceived of his new seat of government as a vast, walled, circular fortification. Before it was erected, Caliph ordered his army of labourers to dig a trench along the intended city’s circular foundations. Oil was poured into the trench and set alight. Caliph watched the […]

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