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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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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 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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Chimurenga 15 – The Curriculum Is Everything (June 2010)

Presented in the form of a textbook, Chimurenga 15 simultaneously mimics the structure while gutting 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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Folk Dancing for Beginners

By Karen Press   (He sets the tone) In my country the […]

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CAMFRANGLAIS – a lexicon

By Stephane Akoa (translated by Karen Press) Avoir la godasse: avoir le […]

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High Class Shanty Town

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

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How Close Are You To This Place?

by Karen Press. Where is the heart of darkness? We think we know. It’s […]

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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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Say What You Mean

Vocabulary and translation, exercises, games — lessons — from Karen Press for you to get your […]

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The First Lady Syndrome

Mama Chantal Biya Yves Mintoogue* traces the nepotism and political patronage that […]

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Language Games

For poet Karen Press opposites are already united; they depend on each […]

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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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Folk Dancing For Beginners

Karen Press (He sets the tone) In my country the president rises […]

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The Chronic (April 2013)

  A 48-page newspaper and 40-page stand-alone books review magazine featuring writing, […]

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Chimurenga 15 – The Curriculum Is Everything (June 2010)

Presented in the form of a textbook, Chimurenga 15 simultaneously mimics the structure while gutting it.

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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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Chimurenga 9 – Conversations in Luanda, and Other Graphic Stories (June 2006)

For this one we trawled the globe for ink artists/wordists to give us their perspectives on love, life and the multiverse.

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THE UN-COLLECTED WRITINGS OF GREG TATE

Greg Tate has spent the last two decades formulating a critical language […]

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Protected: Sister Outsider

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Interview with Raila Odinga

The Chronic interviewed Raila Amollo Odinga at his Karen residence on the […]

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Portrait of the Artist as a Daughter

by Ed Pavlić. “Where material is absent, dialectics is groundless.” – James Snead, […]

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XXYX Africa

by Nick Mwaluko On the subject of voicing that inner scream that […]

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Buru Buru

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

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A Civil Society Of African States

Paula Akugizibwe assumes observer status at the African Union and finds the […]

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Contributors

Chimurenga People include: Ntone Edjabe (publisher & editor-in-chief); Stacy Hardy (books & […]

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Chimurenga 9 – Conversations in Luanda, and Other Graphic Stories (June 2006)

For this one we trawled the globe for ink artists/wordists to give us their perspectives on love, life and the multiverse.

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POVERTY IS OLDER THAN OPULENCE

Diego Maradona is the man who exploded the shame of the entire world in June 1986, in an historic dribble during a match between Argentina and England.

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“The Oppressor Remains What He Is”

Why does it seem that the genocide deniers have perked up? What […]

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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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Creative Urban Momentum: Witnessing the Black Unity Trio

In anticipation of the release of Black Unity Trios’ legendary album, Al Fatihah, Hasan Abdur-Razzaq recalls witnessing their rehearsals in the late 1960s.

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Chimurenganyana: Becoming Kwame Ture by Amandla Thomas-Johnson (Oct 2020)

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) was viewed by many during the civil rights […]

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BECOMING KWAME TURE – OUT NOW!

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) was viewed by many during the civil rights […]

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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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Where Terror Lies

The rhetoric of ‘radical’ and ‘fundamentalist’ Islam, of ‘global jihad’ and ‘terror’ is, ironically, historical and recoverable from the irrational.

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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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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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Chimurenga 8 – We’re All Nigerian! (December 2005)

An exploration of a love-hate, admiration-envy, awe-disappointment relationship with “Nigerianess”; Features the “last interview”

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Abbey Lincoln’s Scream: Poetic Improvisation as a Way of Life

We are standing under a glaring spotlight screaming at the tops of our lungs, from the backs of our throats which we grind together to access black blues unwords, thymus against heart, blue in green meridian, that aquamarine plexus that water and sky correct and regulate in us.

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The Meaning of Being Numerous

The man who sets up the bomb is long gone before it goes off.

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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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They Won’t Go When I Go

A Manifesto/ Meditation on State of Black Archives in America and throughout the Diaspora by Harmony Holiday

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How Third World Students Liberated the West

In a twist to mainstream tropes of radical student movements of the 1960s, and their impact on the history of political thought and action, Pedro Monaville argues that the terrains of the Third World, and particularly the history of student movements in Congo, are vital to explore if we are to makes sense of how that period informs the present.

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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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Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

Kwanele Sosibo speaks with Ntone Edjabe about the creation of, and thinking behind, the FESTAC ’77 publication.

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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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Quel Est L’Endroit Idéal

Les Brasseries du Cameroun is the country’s largest industry and dedicated to guaranteeing a steady flow of liquid amber to the vast proliferation of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and other unidentified nightspots – some still in Maquis-style hiding – that have mushroomed all over the city.

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