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Search results for "Yemisi Ogbe"

Birthing the American

Yemisi Aribisala explores, with mixed emotions, the enduring opportunism of a Nigerian elite that ensures that generations of children claim US birthright. Despite the assumed status that goes with being born “abroad”, the American dream, she argues, is in fact only a Nigerian backup plan.

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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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New Cartographies (March 2015)

We understand the role of cartography as a tool of imperialism. However, in this edition of the Chronic, we ask: what if maps were made by Africans for their own use, to understand and make visible their own realities or imaginaries?

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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 (August 2013)

Writers in the broadsheet include Jon Soske, Paula Akugizibwe, Yves Mintoogue, Adewale Maja-Pearce, Parsalelo Kantai, Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, Cedric Vincent, Deji Toye, Derin Ajao, Tony Mochama, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah,Agri Ismaïl, Lindokuhle Nkosi, Bongani Kona, Stacy Hardy, Emmanuel Induma, Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Lolade Ayewudi, Simon Kuper and many others.

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“That Guy No Be Ordinary”

Yemisi Aribisala grapples with the real-time significance of the artist Victor Ehikhamenor, one of his most celebrated works, “The Flower of a Girl”, and the nonsensical brandishing of the banal in the context of Nigerian art as big business.

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Read the Chimurenga Chronic in German

A special German-language edition of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic is […]

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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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Americanah and other definitions of supple citizenships

Yemisi Aribisala reads the new novel by Nigeria’s ‘woman of letters’ and encounters […]

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The Chronic (August 2013)

Writers in the broadsheet include Jon Soske, Paula Akugizibwe, Yves Mintoogue, Adewale Maja-Pearce, Parsalelo Kantai, Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, Cedric Vincent, Deji Toye, Derin Ajao, Tony Mochama, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah,Agri Ismaïl, Lindokuhle Nkosi, Bongani Kona, Stacy Hardy, Emmanuel Induma, Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Lolade Ayewudi, Simon Kuper and many others.

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“Angazi, but I’m sure”: A Raw Académie Session

RAW Material Company is a Dakar-based centre for art, knowledge and society; […]

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We Make Our Own Food (April 2017)

In this issue, we put food back on the table: to restore the interdependence between the mouth that eats and the mouth that speaks, and to delve deeper into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make food both a subversive art and a site of pleasure.

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The Chronic (April 2016)

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.

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Dakar

“Angazi, but I’m sure” is a common South African phrase. In English it means: “I don’t know, but I am sure”. It is a deliberately self-contradictory phrase that is usually spoken in prelude to a reply –

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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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A Brief History of Fufu Pounding

The preparation of fufu is a far from the drudgery and waste of time bemoaned by the World Bank.

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How To Cook Your Husband The African Way

Stacy Hardy is a writer and senior editor at Chimurenga. She is […]

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We Make Our Own Food (April 2017)

In this issue, we put food back on the table: to restore the interdependence between the mouth that eats and the mouth that speaks, and to delve deeper into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make food both a subversive art and a site of pleasure.

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Calabar Winch

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

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African Cookbooks and Excess Luggage

By Yemisi Aribisala There is a sense of justice and spirit of resignation […]

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How to Wear a Kitchen

Yemisi Aribisala ponders the small-minded commentary on the room best kept by […]

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THE CHRONIC, APRIL 2017

Food security – an industry fuelled by massive material resources and expert knowledge aimed ostensibly at managing […]

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“Angazi, but I’m sure”: A Raw Académie Session

RAW Material Company is a Dakar-based centre for art, knowledge and society; […]

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Nollywood Kiss

Is kissing a Nigerian habit or merely the preoccupation of neurotic French […]

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The Second German Chronic is Here

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new […]

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The Chronic (April 2016)

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.

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Reform and Revolution: The Destruction of the University

In the fall of 2015, universities across South Africa were engulfed by […]

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Protected: Sister Outsider

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Lagos, Lagos

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

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A Pan African Circle of Artists

By Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi In June 1991, Krydz Ikwuemesi, then a third-year art student […]

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Fish Soup As Love Potions

Yemisi Aribisala lives in Calabar in Cross River State, where the scent […]

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Contributors

A – B – C – D – E – F – G […]

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Ibadan, Soutin and the Puzzle of Bower’s Tower

The jingle would survive the event, as the poetry of a battle-cry outlives a war, but that eventuality belonged in the future.

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Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

Kwanele Sosibo speaks with Ntone Edjabe about the creation of, and thinking behind, the FESTAC ’77 publication.

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Reviews in Brief

by Stacy Hardy.   Our Lady of the Nile Scholastique Mukasonga (transl. […]

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Masquerade

Michael Jackson alive in Nigeria Featuring the maverick Ejiogbe Twins Photographed by […]

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I Have Always Meant to Fail

Isoje Chou knows the road is long, winding and full of mythical, […]

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In Defense Of The Films We Have Made

by Odia Ofeimun On the theme of Motion Picture as a tool […]

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