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Search results for "Jean-Christophe Servant"

ALL I CAN SAY FOR NOW

By Jean-Christophe Lanquetin (translated by Dominique Malaquais)

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African Cities Reader I: Pan-African Practices

In the launch issue Rustum Kozain muses over the cultural and alternative relations built, negotiations and dealings made as a resident of Cape Town (South Africa); Jean-Christophe Lanquetin’s SAPE Project is captured in a pictorial narrative;

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Migration Business is Good Business

Jean-Christophe Servant argues that while Africa is being welcomed into the pool […]

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African Cities Reader I: Pan-African Practices

In the launch issue Rustum Kozain muses over the cultural and alternative relations built, negotiations and dealings made as a resident of Cape Town (South Africa); Jean-Christophe Lanquetin’s SAPE Project is captured in a pictorial narrative;

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

By Dominique Malaquais

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ALL I CAN SAY FOR NOW

By Jean-Christophe Lanquetin* During the last five years of Unathi Sigenu’s life, […]

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High Class Shanty Town

By Jean-Christophe Lanquetin *translated by Karen Press     In Ouakam, on […]

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African Cities Reader Three is Out Now

The African Cities Reader is a biennial publication that brings together contributors […]

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Contributors

A – B – C – D – E – F – G […]

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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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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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Urbanism Beyond Architecture – African Cities as Infrastructure

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

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Remembering Biafra

In 1968, Nigeria’s finance minister, agricultural produce mogul Obafemi Awolowo declared: “Starvation is a legitimate weapon of war, and we have every intention to use it against the rebels.”

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A Day in the Life of Idi Amin

The hot dry breeze is lazy. It glides languorously collecting odd bits of paper, they tease the ground, threaten to take flight, tease the ground.

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Discovering Home

Somebody has locked themselves in the toilet. The upstairs bathroom is locked and Frank has disappeared with the keys. There is a small riot at the door, as drunk women with smudged lipstick and crooked wigs bang on the door.

There is always that point at a party when people are too drunk to be having fun; when strange smelly people are asleep on your bed; when the good booze runs out and there is only Sedgwick’s Brown Sherry and a carton of sweet white wine;

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DISCOVERING HOME

By Binyavanga Wainaina (Winner of The Caine Prize 2002) Chapter one THERE […]

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Festac ’77 – a faction by Akin Adesokan

Was Festac 77 curated by Esu Elegba? Akin Adesokan’s faction explores art […]

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The “Walking Corpse”

Thousands of Africans, physically displaced and economically disabled by postcolonial dis-order, confront […]

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THE MARTYRDOM OF MAYOR ORLANDO

by Moses Marz Elected four times as mayor of Palermo over a period […]

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MURIMI MUNHU

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

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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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Culture And Resistance In South Africa

by Keorapetse Kgositsile Keynote address from the Culture and Resistance Symposium (1982) […]

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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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Dagga

Rustum Kozain muses over the cultural and alternative relations built, negotiations and dealings made as a resident of Cape Town.

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The University of Soweto

Frank B. Wilderson draws from his memory of student protests in 1993 […]

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Protected: Sister Outsider

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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How to Approach Heaven

The struggle for freedom is a reckless, foolish and sacrosanct adventure – […]

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A Brief History of Student Protests

By Stacy Hardy “Bile bums my inside!/ I feel like vomiting! For […]

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A Political Economy of Noise

Kangsen Feka Wakai traces the uncharacteristic journey through a “noisy era” of […]

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Entretien Bouchra Khalili

An interview with Bouchra Khalili by Cedric Vincent Bouchra Khalili (née à Casablanca […]

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“We need more contact zones to create a space for critical discussion, and to propagate and exchange a continuous cultural benefit.”

A conversation between Professor Muyiwa Falaiye and Mudi Yahaya Muyiwa Falaiye: I […]

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Secular Stories

“Spare a thought for secularism. One month into the life of The […]

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Re-Membering the Name of God

Wendell Hassan Marsh maps the trajectories of Islam as it evolved in […]

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Pwani Si Kenya

Despite years of development promises from Kenya’s central government, the Coast remains […]

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How Kenya Exploded In My Heart

A letter from Harare by Petina Gappah   I once lived in a […]

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Buru Buru

Billy Kahora reflects on the state of the ‘estate’ of his Nairobi […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Exactly twenty five years ago today, Salman Rushdie received an unusual Valentine: a […]

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Setting The Pace is a Small Town’s Big Business

The ‘mystique’ of the Kenyan long-distance runner is to be found not […]

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The story of a South African firm

In this edited extract from their book, Ethnicity, Inc., Jean and John […]

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Dance of the Infidels presents: Nollywood Confidential

starring: Zeb Ejiro, Ajoke Jacobs, Tunde Kelani, and Aquila Njamah Andy learned […]

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Monica Maxwell and Samson Botsotso

 Scamming the scammers? Though a buzzing of charades, of tall tales, of […]

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The Rise Of Somali Capital

The increasingly visible presence of the Somali community in Nairobi during a […]

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Fish Soup As Love Potions

Yemisi Aribisala lives in Calabar in Cross River State, where the scent […]

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Elvis on the move

Milton Papamoscito An unfamiliar congregation – in ‘a riot of electric red […]

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Juba ‘I will make my life here’

The metronomes of ancient history, the legacy of war, the wavering prosperity […]

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Ten Pieces of Advice for the Writing Life

Read to become a better writer. This sounds like “eat to become stronger” and in a way reading is the food of the creative process. Read for all the reasons a reader reads but also read for inspiration, read to be influenced, read in order to pick up tricks and techniques, read in order to answer the questions, “How on earth did the author pull this off? How on earth did he/she get away with this?”

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