Music Notebook is at once a scrapbook, a bildungsroman, a playlist and a diary of Ari Sitas’ decade-long collaboration with the Insurrections Ensemble.
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decomposed, an-arranged and reproduced by Ntone Edjabe
A mediation on skin, violence, and the limits of citizenship in a country where black lives have long been brutally (mis)handled.
A selection of never-published essays by Dambudzo Marechera with an afterword by writer Tinashe Mushakavanhu
“Home is where the music is” is drawn from Keorapetse Kgositsile’s poem […]
Chimurenganyana: Even When My Soup-curlers Slur, I Still Keep the Take by Georgia Anne Muldrow (June 2021)
A limited Chimurenganyana edition of Even When My Soup-Curlers Slur, I Still Keep the Take by Georgia Anne Muldrow is now available.
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) was viewed by many during the civil rights […]
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.
“Angazi, but I’m sure” is a common South African phrase. In English it means: “I don’t know, but I am sure”. It is a deliberately self-contradictory phrase that is usually spoken in prelude to a reply –
Presented as part of the exhibition Public Intimacy, Chimurenga Library offered a simple system that allowed visitors to connect various items in the stacks at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library
Presented in and around the Cape Town Central Library from May 2 – June 21, the project embodied the proposition evoked by the title by “finding oneself,”
Born in 1998 out of a joint partnership between Studentwise, publishers of […]
Unir Cinéma: Revue du Cinéma Africain was the first periodical entirely devoted […]
First published in 1980 by Christopher van Wyk and Fhazel Johennesse, Wietie […]
The guiding concept behind The Book of Tongues is the impossible. In […]
Borrowing its name and image from township slang for black youth who […]
Spear: Canada’s Truth and Soul Magazine launched in Toronto in 1971 with […]
In 1974 Barbadian poet Kamau Braithwaite summarized the overlapping realities, the cross-cultural […]
Inspired by the growing, vibrant global community of pan African artists and […]
The post-independence era in Ghana saw the rapid rise of a new […]
Moto was founded in 1959 in Zimbabwe’s Midlands town of Gweru as […]
First published in 2007 Molotov Cocktail initially appeared to be a contradictory […]
In the 1990s the self-declared “bedeaste and high priest of painting mystico-African […]
As its name suggests, The Other Africa aims to provide a different […]
“This magazine is just to say we’re out there and we don’t […]
For the last three decades, Nathaniel Mackey, an African-American writer on the […]
Glendora Review was conceived in an atmosphere of intellectual crisis following the […]
Founded by African filmmakers in Burkina Faso in 1992, during a period […]
Launched in 1994 by publisher Ravi Dayal, Civil Lines quickly became the home of […]
Founded in 1999, Amkenah magazine is published by writer Alaa Khaled and […]
Published by Drum in Nigeria and later also Kenya and Ghana in the early 60s, African Film was just one of the many photo comics or “look books” that flooded
On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are heard in the Palais de Marbre,the residence of President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. The road bordering the presidential residence, usually closed from 6pm by a simple guarded barrier is blocked by tanks.
The Chimurenga Library is a research platform that seeks to re-imagine the library as a laboratory for extended curiosity, new adventures, critical thinking, daydreaming, socio-political involvement, partying and random perusal.
“Sleeking through the night city towards Hillbrow, it was Thapelo who asked […]
A text and image reflection on the “Rumble in the Jungle”, the […]
Yambo Ouologuem, the Malian author of Le devoir de violence and other […]
On a winter’s day in 1974, a group of musicians led by […]
Johnny Dyani offers a method to the Skanga (black music family) in […]
Reggae, technology and the diaspora: Louis Chude-Sokei documents the (un)making of Dr. […]
A word-sound investigation of unjustly neglected African-American composer Julius Eastman‘s caged negratas. […]
Odia Ofeimun is one of Nigeria’s foremost poets and political activists, and […]
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 […]
Njabulo Ndebele is a writer and an academic. He is the author […]
Dominique Malaquais is a historian of contemporary African art and culture & […]
Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Last Interview by Keziah Jones was first published in […]
“Where to begin? There are, firstly, names: Mankunku, McGregor, Brand. Moeketsi, Moholo, […]