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Search results for "Vyjayanthi Rao"

African Cities Reader I: Pan-African Practices

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;

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Urbanism Beyond Architecture – African Cities as Infrastructure

Vyjayanthi Rao, in conversation with Filip de Boeck & Abdou Maliq Simone […]

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Contributors

Chimurenga People include: Ntone Edjabe (publisher & editor-in-chief); Stacy Hardy (books & […]

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African Cities Reader I: Pan-African Practices

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;

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Nigeria’s Superstar Men Of God

Who needs the God of the bible with his promises of trials and tribulations, crosses and paths of repentance? Yemisi Aribisala listens to the sermons, counts the money, watches the high-flying life of Nigeria’s mega-preachers and wonders.

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Nigeria’s Superstar Men Of God

Who needs the God of the bible with his promises of trials and tribulations, crosses and paths of repentance? Yemisi Aribisala listens to the sermons, counts the money, watches the high-flying life of Nigeria’s mega-preachers and wonders.

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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 Meaning of Being Numerous

The man who sets up the bomb is long gone before it goes off.

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Monumental Failures

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.

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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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FESTAC 77 BOOK (Oct 2019)

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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HIKIMA – a letter from Zaria

She eyed me. A thing wet around her eyes, like water from the evening rain. Lateef, she said, an incurable emphasis on both syllables: Lah-teef.

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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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IN THE DEN OF THE ALCHEMIST

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.

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The Agronomist

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…

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The Pharaoh’s New Clothes

Its location, vocation, and publication intended to speak to a politicised Third World imaginary.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime LIVE at Guga S’thebe, Langa

Listen to Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley ‘Declaime’ Perkins, recorded live at the Guga S’thebe, Langa […]

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LAMALIF

Published in Morocco in 1966, Lamalif took its title from two Arabic […]

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L’AUTRE AFRIQUE

As its name suggests, The Other Africa aims to provide a different […]

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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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FROM ORLANDO TO ORLANDO

By Roberto Alajmo Background:  The ship Mendelsshon—referring to an NGO, and having […]

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Black Images – An Essay by Peter James Hudson

July 2008 The premiere issue of Black Images: A Critical Quarterly of Black […]

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WHY: An Essay by Nicole Turner

Forgive me if the facts are screwed, Y days were heady and chaotic. I […]

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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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THE BLACK BOMB

Mamadou Diallo channels Carlos Moore, the exiled Cuban who traversed most of […]

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NATIONAL HEROES ACRE II & III

National Heroes Acre II Photographs by Jekesai Njikizanava National Heroes Acre II […]

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‘GO TO THE LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE!’ MURIDISM IN THE LIFE OF CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

While French colonialism was at its zenith, the first quarter of the […]

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BAHUJANAFRIQUE – A PLAUSIBLE FUTURE

Sumesh Sharma traces the circuitous roots of Afro-Asiatic history, from the world’s […]

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Poverty is Older than Opulence

Maverick Serbian filmmaker, Emir Kusturica (Time of the Gypsies; Underground), talks with […]

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To Defend and to Question

Zinedine Zidane has described him as “the greatest footballer of all” and […]

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Dictionary of SA Elections 2014

by Willem Boshoff Aa albocracy Government by “white” men or Europeans. The […]

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Your Own Hand Sold You: Voluntary servitude in the Francafrique

In the CFA franc, the French colonial mission in West Africa found […]

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The Hunger Games

In an age of security, the politics of what and how we […]

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Bread of Life

Commercial bread contains additives to accelerate production and to improve the look […]

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POLITRICKS IN THE STADIUM

Melanie Boehi discusses how, for politicians, sports tournaments such as the upcoming […]

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FOOTBALL CANNOT GO FASTER THAN POLITICS

Athletes are not immune to their political surroundings and football, in particular, […]

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How to Approach Heaven

The struggle for freedom is a reckless, foolish and sacrosanct adventure – […]

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Sexing Africa, Again

Dominique Malaquais spins together Lil’ Kim, burkas, Muslim women, Somali Mata-Haris and […]

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Rumblin’

By Dominique Malaquais  Tell It To The World April 1st 1974.[1] Before […]

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Variations on the Beautiful in the Congolese World of Sounds

By Achille Mbembe Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Congolese […]

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Interview with Raila Odinga

The Chronic interviewed Raila Amollo Odinga at his Karen residence on the […]

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Archie Shepp’s Shirt Suggests

The moment has stayed with every person who witnessed it. Archie Shepp improvising live on the street, surrounded by hundreds of onlookers in a trance induced by his otherworldly beats.

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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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A Petition for Mongo Beti

Patrice Nganang recalls the duel between politics and the literary sphere in 1990s Yaoundé – a time when the campaign for ‘democracy’ exposed the chiasmus that is the Cameroonian intelligence, and the words of Mongo Beti ignited a movement for dissent, return and reconstruction.

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