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Search results for "Louis Chude-Sokei"

Wrestling With A Warlord

Louis Chude-Sokei narrates a story of Nigeria, of splintered identity, of exile, and of the Biafran War and its godfather – his godfather – the military strategist, strongman and celebrated hero, General Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

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Chimurenganyana: Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber by Louise Chude-Sokei (June 2012)

Reggae, technology and the diaspora: Louis Chude-Sokei documents the (un)making of Dr. […]

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The Chronic (December 2013)

This edition of the Chronic, offers forays into interlaced subjects of power, resistance, protest, mobilisation, mobility and belonging. Marked by an urgency to unsettle divides between opportunism and opportunity, life and liberation, here and there, and then and now-now, the newspaper acts as a platform from which to engage the practices, dilemmas and possibilities of different world.

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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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Chimurenga 12/13 – Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber (Double-Issue March 2008)

A double-take on sci-fi and speculative writing from the African world, collectively titled “Dr. Satan’s Echo Chamber” after a dub mix by King Tubby.

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Steal Back the Treasure

In pirating the head of Queen Idia to use it as a logo for Festac 77 , proposes another dissonant route that challenges the very idea of the work of art as unique object.

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Genres of the Human

  In his new book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black […]

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Chimurenganyana

Chimurenganyana, a pavement literature project consisting of low cost serialized monographs expanding […]

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New Bush, Old Ghosts

Cyber crime is a burgeoning business in West Africa, despite often primitive […]

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The Chronic (December 2013)

This edition of the Chronic, offers forays into interlaced subjects of power, resistance, protest, mobilisation, mobility and belonging. Marked by an urgency to unsettle divides between opportunism and opportunity, life and liberation, here and there, and then and now-now, the newspaper acts as a platform from which to engage the practices, dilemmas and possibilities of different world.

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The Chronic (December 2013)

The new edition of pan African quarterly, the Chronic, offers forays into […]

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New Bushs Old Ghosts

Cyber crime is a burgeoning business in West Africa, despite often primitive […]

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Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber

Reggae, technology and the diaspora… Louis Chude-Sokei documents the transatlantic (un)making of […]

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Back Issues

On Circulations and the African Imagination of a Borderless World, October 2018 What […]

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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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Chimurenga 12/13 – Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber (Double-Issue March 2008)

A double-take on sci-fi and speculative writing from the African world, collectively titled “Dr. Satan’s Echo Chamber” after a dub mix by King Tubby.

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The Invention of Zimbabwe (April 2018)

14 November 2017. News breaks of a coup d’état underway in Zimbabwe. Tanks, armoured vehicles and military personnel are seen patrolling the capital, Harare. The images send shock waves through social media, traditional broadcast news networks and diplomatic channels

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NEW IN BOOKSHOP

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.

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FESTAC 77 BOOK – OUT NOW

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77,,, To many, too many, FESTAC sounded like cacophony – we reproduced its music on the page, decomposed and an-arranged.

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PASS LANDING AT THE NEW SCHOOL, NEW YORK

From 23-25 October 2019, Chimurenga’s Pan African Space Station (PASS) at Arnold and Sheila Aronson […]

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FESTAC ’77 Celebration in New York City – 23 – 25 October 2019

From 23 – 25 October 2019, Chimurenga will install its Pan African Space Station (PASS) at The New School’s Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York City.

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FESTAC 77 BOOK

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.

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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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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – LIVE at Centre for The Book, Cape Town

Listen to Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, LIVE at The Centre for the Book, Cape […]

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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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Cape Town Central 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,”

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UNIR CINéMA

Unir Cinéma: Revue du Cinéma Africain was the first periodical entirely devoted […]

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FRANK TALK

Founded in 1984 in South Africa, Frank Talk is a political journal […]

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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.

Every so often there is a gathering of force and a tiny tornado whips the paper into the air, swirls dust around, dogs lift their ears, tongues lolling, then burrow their faces between their forelegs as the wind collapses, exhausted.

Children are in school, long lines of spittle reaching their desks as they try to keep awake

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WHAT AFRICAN WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

In a testament to Cheikh Anta Diop, Boubacar Boris Diop raises radical views on creative writing, a challenge to what he laments as our literary Sahara.

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Chronic Circulations Bibliography

The new addition of the Chronic asks: What is the African imagination […]

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The Nigerian Art of Patronage

Deji Toye looks at the legacy of arts funding in Nigeria and […]

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The Impossible Death of an African Crime Buster

Spearman… Lance Spearman – the name synonymous with the intrepid hero of […]

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The Invention of Zimbabwe (April 2018)

14 November 2017. News breaks of a coup d’état underway in Zimbabwe. Tanks, armoured vehicles and military personnel are seen patrolling the capital, Harare. The images send shock waves through social media, traditional broadcast news networks and diplomatic channels

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The Invention of Zimbabwe – New edition of Chimurenga’s Chronic available now!

14 November 2017. News breaks of a coup d’état underway in Zimbabwe. […]

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WRITING AS AN ACT OF GENEROSITY

MAMADOU DIALLO All of our current texts in English or French were, […]

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Crossing Borders Without Leaving

by Keorapetse Kgositsile Returning home, even though just for a short visit, […]

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Le sexe de Matonge

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

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Home is where the music is

Hugh Masekela (talking to Mothobi Mutloatse) I remember we use to live […]

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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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Afro Horn

Forged from a rare metal found only in Africa and South America, […]

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The Upper Room

By Florence Madenga 4pm: Opening Prayer We are waiting for Apostle Debbie […]

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The Amazing Career of Passport Number B957848

By Akin Adesokan (For Larry Siems & Aimee Liu) I The wait […]

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The Sound of Freedom

[…]For over a decade Louis Moholo has been the only surviving member […]

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A Silent Way: Routes of South African Jazz, 1946-1978.

By Julian Jonker First, a warning. The writer approaching the intersections and digressions […]

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A Brief History of Monuments

By Stacy Hardy Abbasid Caliph Abu Ja’far al-Mansur, the founder of the ancient city of […]

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Islam between Françafrique and Afrabia

Needless to say, Françafrique was not the only constellation of capital and culture on offer at the time of African political independence.

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City Building in Post-Conflict, Post-Socialist Luanda

Burying the Past with Phantasmagorias of the Future   By Anne Pitcher […]

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Both Sides Then and Now

By Rustum Kozain Perhaps too short for the reading pleasure it provides, […]

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