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Festac at 45: Black Sopranos in Handwoven Clothes

FESTAC was a cultural-cum-intellectual feast funded principally by the military government of Nigeria. For this reason, it is important to highlight the general political climate of the world in the mid-1970s, as it played a role in the choices that the managers of the Nigerian state had to make in bringing about this cultural event.

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The Invention of Zimbabwe (April 2018)

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

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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 16 – The Chimurenga Chronicle (October 2011)

A once-off edition of a speculative, future-forward newspaper that travels back in time to re-imagine the present.

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NEW IN BOOKSHOP

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.

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FESTAC 77 BOOK – OUT NOW

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77,,, To many, too many, FESTAC sounded like cacophony – we reproduced its music on the page, decomposed and an-arranged.

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FESTAC 77 BOOK (Oct 2019)

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. With a radically ambitious agenda underwritten by Nigeria’s newfound oil wealth, FESTAC ’77 would unfold as a complex, glorious and excessive culmination of a half-century of transatlantic and pan-Africanist cultural-political gatherings.

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Frantz Fanon’s Uneven Ribs

For me knowledge is very powerful. Any knowledge has claws and teeth. If you don’t see the teeth and the claws then it is useless, then somebody has emasculated it.

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Search Sweet Country

In his first novel, and in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, Kojo Laing talks to a future Ghana by exposing its present, full of the jargons and certainties of one dimensional nation building.

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OKYEAME

The post-independence era in Ghana saw the rapid rise of a new […]

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WHAT AFRICAN WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

In a testament to Cheikh Anta Diop, Boubacar Boris Diop raises radical views on creative writing, a challenge to what he laments as our literary Sahara.

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Chronic Circulations Bibliography

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

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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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Home draft July

——                  THE INVENTION OF […]

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The Invention of Zimbabwe (April 2018)

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

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Protected: Home Invention Zim Draft 1

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Protected: home zim draft 2

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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. […]

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CHEIKH ANTA DIOP – AN AWAKENING

Ayesha Harruna Attah recounts a voyage of discovery that begins from a […]

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Calabar Winch

By Akin Adesokan I When the goddess of happy accidents stumbles on […]

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The Amazing Career of Passport Number B957848

By Akin Adesokan (For Larry Siems & Aimee Liu) I The wait […]

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Timbuktu: An Old African Saying

“The gazelle for me symbolises beauty and grace,” Sissako told the Bloomington audience. Then, he added, “Beauty will save the world,”

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Ayinde Barrister: Tribute to a True Exponent

By Akin Adekosan The setting was a night party somewhere in Old […]

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Which Africa Are We Talking About?

In the era of rapid globalisation the exemplary novelists seem to be […]

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Beyond Oppression-Liberation-Maendeleo

by Parselelo Kantai It may have been the economist David Ndii who coined […]

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Method After Fela

by Akin Adesokan   “You reckon a guy just goes and cuts […]

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“I’m Not An African Writer, Damn You!”

by Akin Adesokan One is an African writer, or rather one becomes […]

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Cover Story

He’s been described as the “founding father of African literature”, an author […]

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Contributors

A – B – C – D – E – F – G […]

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Chimurenga 16 – The Chimurenga Chronicle (October 2011)

A once-off edition of a speculative, future-forward newspaper that travels back in time to re-imagine the present.

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CHIMURENGA@20: STICKFIGHTING DAYS

Everyone knows I’m a two-stick man. But, I’m not ready to go up against Markham again just yet. Or any of the other top stickfighters. I’ve been trying some new moves. I feel close to a breakthrough in terms of technique. But it’s not quite there

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In conversation with Omoseye Bolaji

In the Free State, the most important and pivotal figure in local black literature has been OMOSEYE BOLAJI. Pule Lechesa spoke with him about his awards, general grassroots writing in the Free State, and Black Writing in general.

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CHIMURENGA@20: WHEN YOU KILL US, WE RULE!

In 1996, Keziah Jones visited Kalakuta Republic every day for a week to interview Fela Anikulapo Kuti. On the fifth day, after waiting six hours, Keziah got to speak with Fela, who he remarked kept you in “constant and direct eye contact” and spoke “in short bursts of baritone.”

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CHIMURENGA@20: THE WARM-UP

The xenophobic violence that swept through many communities in South Africa in 2008 was not a sudden phenomenon. Victims and an alleged instigator date the origins of this wave to a township in Pretoria, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

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CHIMURENGA@20: A Silent Way – Routes of South African Jazz, 1946-1978

Where to begin? Which silences? There are many.

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CHIMURENGA@20: Talkin’ ‘bout Survival – The Repatriation of Reggae

Where Apartheid and broadcasters divided South Africans culturally, here comes bongo natty dread to motivate U-N-I-T-Y.

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The Africans, A Radio Play in Three Acts

Worldwide premiere live on PASS – 09-11 February 2022

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Anti-Teleology: Re-Mapping the Imag(in)ed City

By Dominique Malaquais

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Koltan Kills Kids

By Tsuba Ka 23 (Dominique Malaquais, Mowoso, Kongo Astronauts)

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ALL I CAN SAY FOR NOW

By Jean-Christophe Lanquetin (translated by Dominique Malaquais)

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Out of Sight

A short story by Yambo Ouologuem adapted from the French by Dominique Malaquais and Ntone Edjabe.

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Festac at 45: Idia Tales – Three Takes and a Mask*

By Dominique Malaquais and Cedric Vincent

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Rumblin’

By Dominique Malaquais

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ON THE BRIDGE

By Koffi Kwahulé (translated by Dominique Malaquais)

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SEXING AFRICA, AGAIN – POP AS POLITICS: WATCH IT TONIGHT ON HBO

By Dominique Malaquais

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The Franc-maçonnerie Suite

by Henri Kala-Lobe and Dominique Malaquais

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Franc-maçonnerie Suite

Uncle Tom or DOM-TOM?

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READING FRED HO

Gwen Ansell and Salim Washington celebrate the revolutionary life, language and hard-ass leadership of an unconventional saxophonist, composer and generous collaborator.

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WHO WILL SAVE THE SAVIOURS?

A close gaze at the collective apathy that killed Dr. Sebi

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