Oscar Pistorius first gained international fame amid a raging debate over […]
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Inspired by the growing, vibrant global community of pan African artists and […]
Moto was founded in 1959 in Zimbabwe’s Midlands town of Gweru as […]
The Corpse Exhibition and older graphic stories – a special issue of […]
Commonplace readings of Africa narrate the village as a segregated space, its […]
The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new […]
Through the fictional character Qalqalah, Sarah Rifky, grapples with the question what is an institution? Speaking […]
By Dominique Malaquais 1st Movement : Uncle Tom or DOM-TOM? Il y a […]
Fucking with the puritanical social mores that pervade the world’s most religious […]
Stacy Hardy recounts seventeen stories of the hierarchies, the anti-heroes, the hard […]
Sean Jacobs mediates the tensions between local pleasure, global capital and cultural […]
In pursuit of some scriptwriter talent, Billy Kahora discovers that academic mantras, […]
Hydroquinine, bleach, lime juice: take your pick. Each of them will lighten […]
Under the parental shadow of Table Mountain, children play on the streets […]
Audio/visuals from AfroSonics-sis, Harmony Holiday, originally produced for Fence Books‘ podcast series. “Loose Tracklist” Weldon […]
Chimurenga People include: Ntone Edjabe (publisher & editor-in-chief); Stacy Hardy (books & […]
The jingle would survive the event, as the poetry of a battle-cry outlives a war, but that eventuality belonged in the future.
In the fall of 2015, universities across South Africa were engulfed by fires ignited by students’ discontent with the racial discrimination and colonialism that still defines the country’s institutes of higher education.
What is the African imagination of a borderless world? What are our ideas on territoriality, borders and movement? How to move beyond so-called progressive discourse on “freedom of movement”
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;
The third installment of the Reader explores the unholy trinity of land, property and value – the life force of cities everywhere. In this issue António Andrade Tomás reveals the vice and violence that permeate the act of securing land and home in Luanda;
Presented in the form of a textbook, Chimurenga 15 simultaneously mimics the structure while gutting it.
This issue is about silence, disappearing oneself as act. Though it’s often one of abdication, could it be defiance, resistance even?
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.
For this one we trawled the globe for ink artists/wordists to give us their perspectives on love, life and the multiverse.
The man who sets up the bomb is long gone before it goes off.
A Manifesto/ Meditation on State of Black Archives in America and throughout the Diaspora by Harmony Holiday
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.
Vyjayanthi Rao, in conversation with Filip de Boeck & Abdou Maliq Simone […]
My quest for an explanation for this omission in my history education made me appreciate the magnitude of the crime… for the struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. – Santu Mofokeng
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.”
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
Rest in peace Sandile Dikeni – poet, brother, comrade, a voice of truth and dissent and long time contributor to Chimurenga. We pay respect with this archive of his writing published by Chimurenga.
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.
For me knowledge is very powerful. Any knowledge has claws and teeth. If you don’t see the teeth and the claws then it is useless, then somebody has emasculated it.
Which “they”? Which “one”? What “secrets” are you talking about? Oh! Come on! Cinema taught us long ago that there is always a secret in a laboratory and that evil-minded people are planning to get hold of it.
Rotimi Fani-Kayode died 29 years ago (21 December 1989), in exile, after […]
He decided, I’m going to find a way in which I’m going to stop hunger because it’s this that turns us into slaves dependent on our masters, it’s this that decimates communities…
The Nigerian superstar bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti hosted a covert summit meeting in the summer of 1977.
On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are heard in the Palais de Marbre compound, the residence of President Laurent-Désiré Kabila.
Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms and formats, from popular photocomics such as African Film, produced by Drum in Nigeria,
On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are […]
Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms […]
Named after Thelonious Monk’s classic, Straight No Chaser was a fiercely independent […]
Borrowing its name and image from township slang for black youth who […]
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
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;
By Binyavanga Wainaina (Winner of The Caine Prize 2002) Chapter one THERE […]
by Binyavanga Wainaina I meet Alex at breakfast in Accra. He is […]