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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.
Lolade Adewuyi profiles one of the continent’s most successful football coaches – the Big Boss, as he is widely referred to – and considers the arguments for more faith, more respect and more investment in the abilities of home-grown trainers.
By MOWOSO (translated by Dominique Malaquais)
The writings, translations and ideas of our dearly departed friend, comrade and co-conspirator Dominique Malaquais (1964-2021), in Chimurenga
By Tsuba Ka 23 (Dominique Malaquais, Mowoso, Kongo Astronauts)
Gwen Ansell and Salim Washington celebrate the revolutionary life, language and hard-ass leadership of an unconventional saxophonist, composer and generous collaborator.
So, who killed Kabila? The new issue of the Chronic presents this query as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination by writers from the Congo and other countries involved in the conflict.
The jingle would survive the event, as the poetry of a battle-cry outlives a war, but that eventuality belonged in the future.
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.
MADEYOULOOK collective met with photographer Santu Mofokeng to establish the point of crossroads, where things are in motion and where things remain still
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.
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 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.
Chimurenga returned to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie we installed a live radio station and a research library,
For the first UK presentation, Chimurenga infiltrated The Showroom’s building in the form of The Chimurenga Library, inserting ourselves into the existing frameworks,
For the first UK presentation, Chimurenga infiltrated The Showroom’s building in the […]
“The myth of the internationalism in art must be exploded.” – Rasheed Araeen Third […]
The post-independence era in Ghana saw the rapid rise of a new […]
In the 1990s the self-declared “bedeaste and high priest of painting mystico-African […]
For the last three decades, Nathaniel Mackey, an African-American writer on the […]
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.
Pan African Space Station hosts Pungwe Sound Trails with @machirirobert Thursday, 06 […]
The new addition of the Chronic asks: What is the African imagination […]
The capacity to decide who can move, who can settle, where and […]
FOUR GROUND-BREAKING THINGS IN FIVE ISSUES OF CIVIL LINES OR, WAYS TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE POSTCOLONIAL SAND
an essay by Vivek Narayanan [Note: while preparing this piece, I benefited greatly […]
We give thanks and praise to enigmatic, innovative seer and composer-band leader […]
Year of the Rat Marc Anthony Richardson FC2/ University of Alabama Press, […]
Mamadou Diallo channels Carlos Moore, the exiled Cuban who traversed most of […]
Panashe Chigumadzi travels to the rural Zimbabwe of her ancestors, onto land […]
The Pan African Space Station/Chimurenga Library at La Colonie, Paris 13 December […]
A conversation with Jackie Karuti by Bongani Kona Jackie Karuti (1987) is […]
by Willem Boshoff Aa albocracy Government by “white” men or Europeans. The […]
Chimurenga returned to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie we […]
The preparation of fufu is a far from the drudgery and waste of time bemoaned by the World Bank.
Post-disciplinary artist, Maurice Mbikayi, was born in Kinshasa, in 1974. His country […]
Theory and practice have been butting heads at Makerere University’s Institute of […]
In the pre-Apocalypse, Zayaan Khan nurses the Apartheid hangover that carved up […]
By Akin Adesokan I When the goddess of happy accidents stumbles on […]
Commonplace readings of Africa narrate the village as a segregated space, its […]
An extended conversation between Aryan Kaganof and Walter Mignolo What I […]
A university in eastern Uganda, named in honour of the pan African […]
The parochialism and pretence emanating from some South African human rights organisations […]
Lolade Adewuyi profiles one of the continent’s most successful football coaches – […]
Fucking with the puritanical social mores that pervade the world’s most religious […]
Tony Mochama goes galactic for a little bump and grind, gives a […]
Stacy Hardy recounts seventeen stories of the hierarchies, the anti-heroes, the hard […]
Kangsen Feka Wakai traces the uncharacteristic journey through a “noisy era” of […]
John Peffer scans the photographic styles that image a black South African […]