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Search results for "Achille Mbembe"

Sortir de la grande nuit. Essai sur l’Afrique décolonisée

« Sortir de la grande nuit. Essai sur l’Afrique décolonisée ». Tel est le titre du dernier livre d’Achille Mbembe qui paraît aux Éditions La Découverte à Paris le 14 octobre. J’ai eu le privilège de lire de manière attentive cet ouvrage riche et très documenté écrit en mémoire de Frantz Fanon et Jean-Marc Éla, deux « penseurs du devenir illimité ».

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Chimurenga 6 – Orphans of Fanon (October 2004)

A series of conversations, real and imagined, on the “pitfalls of national consciousness” by Mustapha Benfodil, Achille Mbembe, Charles Mudede,

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Chimurenganyana: Variations of the Beautiful in the World of Congolese Sounds by Achille Mbembe (2009)

Achille Mbembe is a research professor in history and politics at the […]

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Chimurenga 6 – Orphans of Fanon (October 2004)

A series of conversations, real and imagined, on the “pitfalls of national consciousness” by Mustapha Benfodil, Achille Mbembe, Charles Mudede,

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The Aesthetics Of Vulgarity

(With Thanks To Achille Mbembe) Share this post:

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New Cartographies (March 2015)

We understand the role of cartography as a tool of imperialism. However, in this edition of the Chronic, we ask: what if maps were made by Africans for their own use, to understand and make visible their own realities or imaginaries?

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On Circulations and the African Imagination of a Borderless World (October 2018)

What is the African imagination of a borderless world? What are our ideas on territoriality, borders and movement? How to move beyond so-called progressive discourse on “freedom of movement”

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Chimurenga 11 – Conversations with Poets Who Refuse to Speak (July 2007)

This issue is about silence, disappearing oneself as act. Though it’s often one of abdication, could it be defiance, resistance even?

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Chimurenga 10 – Futbol, Politricks and Ostentatious Cripples (December 2006)

We scope the stadia, markets, ngandas and banlieues to spotlight narratives of love, hate and the wide and deep spectrum of emotions and affiliations that the game of football generates.

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Monumental Failures

Dominique Malaquais reports from Cameroon on the active objection of one ‘Combattant’ to the negation of many, cast in stone. Decrying these monumental symbols to the least salubrious of colonial exploits, his rebellion is most fitting in a country that stands on ceremony other than its own.

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New Cartographies

Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question: when will the new emerge – and if it is already here, how do we decipher it?

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Comics & Lower Frequencies

Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms and formats, from popular photocomics such as African Film, produced by Drum in Nigeria,

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Lower Frequencies

Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms […]

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New Cartographies

Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question:  […]

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La République et sa Bête : à propos des émeutes dans les banlieues de France

par Achille Mbembe La France est un vieux pays fier de ses […]

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Chronic Circulations Bibliography

The new addition of the Chronic asks: What is the African imagination […]

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Dislocations in the Congolese World of Sound

“Dislocation” is how Congolese rumba historians describe the incessant splinterings that are […]

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On Circulations and the African Imagination of a Borderless World (October 2018)

What is the African imagination of a borderless world? What are our ideas on territoriality, borders and movement? How to move beyond so-called progressive discourse on “freedom of movement”

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On Circulations and the African Imagination of a Borderless World

Unify us don’t divide us unify us don’t divide us Unify us […]

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THE IDEA OF A BORDERLESS WORLD

The capacity to decide who can move, who can settle, where and […]

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Writing Nervous By Brian Chikwava

One can argue that great literary works are rarely about good sentences […]

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To Defend and to Question

Zinedine Zidane has described him as “the greatest footballer of all” and […]

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A master of bling with feline style

Writing just after the 2011 Africa Cup of Nations,  Achille Mbembe* looks […]

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Your Own Hand Sold You: Voluntary servitude in the Francafrique

In the CFA franc, the French colonial mission in West Africa found […]

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Third Transition

Shoks Mzolo and Bongani Kona trace the path of South Africa’s transformation […]

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Rented Grave: Looking beyond the rural-urban dichotomy

Commonplace readings of Africa narrate the village as a segregated space, its […]

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The Second German Chronic is Here

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new […]

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Variations on the Beautiful in the Congolese World of Sounds

By Achille Mbembe Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Congolese […]

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The Chronic (March 2015)

New Cartographies Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic […]

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Love and Learning Under the World Bank

Stacy Hardy recounts seventeen stories of the hierarchies, the anti-heroes, the hard […]

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Soft Power South African Style

Sean Jacobs mediates the tensions between local pleasure, global capital and cultural […]

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Chimurenganyana

Chimurenganyana, a pavement literature project consisting of low cost serialized monographs expanding […]

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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 […]

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Authority Stealing in Nigeria

Akin Adesokan confronts the ‘real world of Nigerian politics’ and comes to […]

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How to Eat a Forest

Billy Kahora recounts a journey into Kenya’s Mau Forest, where he confronts […]

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Reviews in Brief

by Stacy Hardy.   Our Lady of the Nile Scholastique Mukasonga (transl. […]

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The Other Brother

by Bongani Kona. At the centre of Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel, The Reactive, […]

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Shooting From Point Blank Range

Moses Serubiri turns on the television and watches the news unfold, in […]

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The Chronic Presents a New Cartography for Africa

Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged […]

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The Internet is Afropolitan

Achille Mbembe discusses the history and horizon of digital communication and identity […]

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New Cartographies (March 2015)

We understand the role of cartography as a tool of imperialism. However, in this edition of the Chronic, we ask: what if maps were made by Africans for their own use, to understand and make visible their own realities or imaginaries?

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Midway Between Silence and Speech

The art and incarnation of Justine Gaga explores the multi-layered and emotionally […]

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Fifty Years Of African Decolonisation

by Achille Mbembe (translated by Karen Press)   Here we are in 2010, fifty […]

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The Power of Wikipedia: Legitimacy and Control

The most astonishing global source of knowledge has the power to act […]

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Name Death & Text

Achille Mbembe unpicks the assassination, disfigurement, and attempted degrading of Ruben Um Nyobè.   Ruben Um […]

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Back Issues

On Circulations and the African Imagination of a Borderless World, October 2018 What […]

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Fifty Years Of African Decolonisation

In the half-century to come, one aspect of the role of intellectuals, cultural practitioners and African civil society will be to help in articulating a concept of democracy that takes the current struggles as a point of departure, and in addition to ‘internationalise’ the question of African democratisation

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Sortir de la grande nuit. Essai sur l’Afrique décolonisée

Norbert N. Ouendji interviews Achille Mbembe before Afropolitanism (circa 2010) « Sortir de […]

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Chimurenga 11 – Conversations with Poets Who Refuse to Speak (July 2007)

This issue is about silence, disappearing oneself as act. Though it’s often one of abdication, could it be defiance, resistance even?

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Chimurenga 10 – Futbol, Politricks and Ostentatious Cripples (December 2006)

We scope the stadia, markets, ngandas and banlieues to spotlight narratives of love, hate and the wide and deep spectrum of emotions and affiliations that the game of football generates.

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