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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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Childhood Snapshots

by Bill Kouélany   We are on a bus – my sister, […]

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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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CHE IN THE CONGO, ELECTRIC GUITARS AND THE INVENTION OF AFRICA

Featuring solos by Franco Luambo Makiadi, Pepe Felly Manuaku, Bansimba Baroza, Diblo Dibala, Dally Kimoko, Flamme Kapaya, Sarah Solo, Japonais Maladi and Kimbangu Solo; and commentary by Ray Lema

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THIRD TRANSITION

Shoks Mzolo and Bongani Kona trace the path of South Africa’s transformation from a criminal apartheid state to a criminal neoliberal state

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Between the Lines of an Unpatriotic Presidential Pre-Recorded Address

FOURTH REPUBLIC 19 conducts a post-mortem on not-so-presidential minutes in recorded Nigerian history.

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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 a way to ensure a paternalist and pernicious stranglehold on the economies of a vast region of the continent.

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THIRD CLASS CITY

South Africa thinks that India owes it one for putting Gandhi through revolution school; India thinks South Africa owes it for sending him over to show the natives how it’s done.

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Ibadan, Soutin and the Puzzle of Bower’s Tower

The jingle would survive the event, as the poetry of a battle-cry outlives a war, but that eventuality belonged in the future.

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Nigeria’s Superstar Men Of God

Who needs the God of the bible with his promises of trials and tribulations, crosses and paths of repentance? Yemisi Aribisala listens to the sermons, counts the money, watches the high-flying life of Nigeria’s mega-preachers and wonders.

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Nigeria’s Superstar Men Of God

Who needs the God of the bible with his promises of trials and tribulations, crosses and paths of repentance? Yemisi Aribisala listens to the sermons, counts the money, watches the high-flying life of Nigeria’s mega-preachers and wonders.

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We Make Our Own Food (April 2017)

In this issue, we put food back on the table: to restore the interdependence between the mouth that eats and the mouth that speaks, and to delve deeper into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make food both a subversive art and a site of pleasure.

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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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The Chronic (April 2013)

A 48-page newspaper and 40-page stand-alone books review magazine featuring writing, art and photography inflected by the workings of innovation, creativity and resistance.

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African Cities Reader III: Land, Property & Value

The third installment of the Reader explores the unholy trinity of land, property and value – the life force of cities everywhere. In this issue António Andrade Tomás reveals the vice and violence that permeate the act of securing land and home in Luanda;

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Yellow Fever, Nko?

Skin bleaching is often described as a manifestation of ‘colo-mentality’. However, argues Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, mimesis here is both an affirmation and a contestation of power.

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Urbanism Beyond Architecture – African Cities as Infrastructure

Vyjayanthi Rao, in conversation with Filip de Boeck & Abdou Maliq Simone […]

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IN THE BOOKSHOP: KINSHASA CHRONIQUES / KINSHASA CHRONICLES

Kinshasa Chronicles is a richly textured encounter featuring seventy artists, most of whom belong to a very young generation, telling tales of one of the world’s most vibrant creative hubs.

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RIP Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina was a friend, a Chimurenga founding father, an award winning writer, author, journalist, chef, lover, a literary revolutionary and an inspiration. We pay tribute.

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WHO KILLED KABILA: CAST OF CHARACTERS

The cast list of actors and character who make an appearance in the issue includes everyone from Ché Guevara and psychiatrist, political theorist and Frantz Fanon, to Rashidi Muzele, the assassin who pulled the trigger and many more.

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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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“We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’….

Perfect, perfect, you have solved the problem for me, we have deconstructed the idea of National Theatre. We have taken the national and thrown it in the dust bin.

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Crossroads Republic

The Nigerian superstar bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti hosted a covert summit meeting in the summer of 1977.

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The Pharaoh’s New Clothes

Its location, vocation, and publication intended to speak to a politicised Third World imaginary.

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About Chimurenga Magazine

About Chimurenga Magazine Chimurenga Magazine is a pan African publication of culture, […]

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Panafest

From January 15 to February 12 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora descended on Lagos,

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Panafest

From January 15 to February 12 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, […]

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Panafest

From January 15 to February 12 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, […]

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The Most Authentic Real Black Africanest Togo Soccer team Story

by  Binyavanga Wainaina I meet Alex at breakfast in Accra. He is […]

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Nothing was impossible for a writer like him

Billy Kahora on Binyavanga Wainaina’s Work I had two first meetings with […]

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How To Be A Dictator

by Binyavanga Wainaina Rule 1 Be the richest man in your country […]

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The Tyelera Moment

by Thabo Jijana  On December 13, 2016, in Salem Party Club v […]

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The Emperor of Kinshasa’s Street Comics

by Nancy Rose Hunt Beginning nearly fifty years ago, in 1968, Kinshasa […]

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Staffrider

An Essay by Ivan VladislavićMarch 2008 I joined Ravan Press as a […]

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PORTRAITS OF POWER

Farai Mudzingwa writes about the power vested within the four corners of the presidential portrait, and the struggle not only to dislodge the presidential image, but also to claim it, to frame it anew.

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NATIONAL HEROES ACRE II & III

National Heroes Acre II Photographs by Jekesai Njikizanava National Heroes Acre II […]

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MURIMI MUNHU

Panashe Chigumadzi travels to the rural Zimbabwe of her ancestors, onto land […]

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Le sexe de Matonge

Sony Labou Tansi À Ngalamulume, le Kinois « Nazalaka moluba. Et je […]

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Dictionary of SA Elections 2014

by Willem Boshoff Aa albocracy Government by “white” men or Europeans. The […]

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An Essay on Uneven Ribs: a Prelude

by Taban Lo Liyong [from Frantz Fanon’s Uneven Ribs ] 1 Bill […]

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Jollof Diaries – A letter from the frontline

By Folakunle Oshun 30 October 2015 It was the first day of […]

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In Bond We Trust?

Nearly a decade on from the worst postcolonial turmoil that saw their currency devalued by thousands of percentage points, Zimbabweans have had to brace themselves as the government introduced another face-saving tender.

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Dear President Museveni

By Isaac Otidi Amuke I have debated about writing this for days, in […]

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Grandmothers Teaching: A view from South Africa

The proliferation of MA in Creative Writing programmes at universities raises questions […]

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Between: The state and Bhut’ Joe, the frequency and the future

An exchange between Julie Nxadi and Asher Gamedze unravels the state of […]

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Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams:

From the earnest hustle of our elders in writing during the 1960s […]

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We Make Our Own Food (April 2017)

In this issue, we put food back on the table: to restore the interdependence between the mouth that eats and the mouth that speaks, and to delve deeper into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make food both a subversive art and a site of pleasure.

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How to Wear a Kitchen

Yemisi Aribisala ponders the small-minded commentary on the room best kept by […]

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THE CHRONIC, APRIL 2017

Food security – an industry fuelled by massive material resources and expert knowledge aimed ostensibly at managing […]

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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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