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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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THE UN-COLLECTED WRITINGS OF GREG TATE

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

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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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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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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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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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POETS WITH GUNS: A CONVERSATION WITH CHIRIKURE CHIRIKURE

Chirikure Chirikure means “that which is far is very far.” He is […]

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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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Dr Philip Tabane & Malombo LIVE at St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town

Listen to enigmatic, innovative seer and composer-band leader Doctor Philip Tabane’s set, recorded […]

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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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The Most Authentic Real Black Africanest Togo Soccer team Story

by  Binyavanga Wainaina I meet Alex at breakfast in Accra. He is […]

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an excerpt from ‘Hell In Bed With Ms Preprah’ by Binyavanga Wainaina

For the first time in a week, a feeble sun reveals itself. […]

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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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Festac ’77 – a faction by Akin Adesokan

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

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Lindela (the winnie suite)

an excerpt from ‘Lindela (the winnie suite)’ by Dominique Malaquais car, maps, […]

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Doctor Philip Tabane Lives On

We give thanks and praise to enigmatic, innovative seer and composer-band leader […]

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Crossing Borders Without Leaving

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

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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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From Seven Modes for Hood Science

By Harmony Holiday Mode One, Charles Mingus: Just go on your nerve […]

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Who Will Save The Saviours?

A close gaze at the collective apathy that killed Dr. Sebi: In […]

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Calabar Winch

By Akin Adesokan I When the goddess of happy accidents stumbles on […]

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The Making of Mannenberg

By John Edwin Mason On a winter’s day in 1974, a group […]

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The Art of Suspense

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi revisits the football matches of his childhood, when radio, not […]

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The Papers

In a place — geographically, mentally, physically — where everything is guided […]

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The Memory of Victory

Ingrained in the DNA of every male growing up in Senegal is the tradition of Laamb, the Wolof designation for the sport – and by extension the business – of wrestling.

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State vs State: The Powers Behind the MTN Nigeria Fine

When the Nigerian Communications Commission issued MTN, the South Africa-based multinational mobile […]

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No Easy Truce Between Africa’s Most Powerful Brothership

By Tolu Ogunlesi On a per-person basis, South Africans drink four times […]

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Folk Dancing for Beginners

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

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Lagos, Lagos

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Chidera’s taxi crawled over Third Mainland Bridge, towards […]

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Franc-maçonnerie Suite

By Dominique Malaquais 1st Movement : Uncle Tom or DOM-TOM? Il y a […]

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Liner Notes

As listening trends move rapidly to the online interface, the knowing of […]

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Boyhood and Transit

Reliving his personal journey to developing a passion for the game, Bongani […]

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A Black Writer Must Write About Sex

By Danny Laferiere America owes an enormous amount to Third World youth. I’m […]

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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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Jihad as a Form of Struggle in the Resistance to Apartheid in South Africa

By Na’eem Jeenah Although Muslims form about 2 per cent of the South […]

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Reluctantly Loud

Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation By Koni Benson and Faeza […]

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Secular Stories

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

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Waiting for Wame

By Elnathan John It is June 20. I am in pain. The […]

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In a Time of Boko Haram

by Elnathan John. I. DRESSES Beneath the oil-stained, flattened pillow that Mansir sits […]

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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 to Eat a Forest

Billy Kahora recounts a journey into Kenya’s Mau Forest, where he confronts […]

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The Institute

Cultural institutes are considered effective instruments in foreign policy for any nation-state […]

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Pan Africanism in Katanga

In the margins of a specific history, in which land and inhabitants […]

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Yambo Ouloguem: Postcolonial Writer, Anti-Wahhabist Militant

Christopher Wise recalls conversations and texts of the Malian author, whose deep […]

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In Suburbia

Suburban South Africa is glowing. The sun is up, the trees are […]

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Accordion Cowboys

Tseliso Monaheng explores famo, a popular form of accordion music that blends […]

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Why music is better than photography

Why music is better than photography: An argument in two parts by Sean […]

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