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Available editions include: Chimurenga 6: “Orphans of Fanon” (2004) Chimurenga 7: “Kaapstad! (and Jozi, […]
Rustum Kozain muses over the cultural and alternative relations built, negotiations and dealings made as a resident of Cape Town.
Against the proliferation of capitalist logistics, governance by credit and the management […]
Jamaican-born poet, musician and visual artist Femi Dawkins a.k.a. Jimmy Rage, explores pain […]
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.
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.
By Baudouin Mouanda Topaze is available in print as part of […]
By Peter James Hudson They say that Valladolid was the only town […]
Katherine and Elridge Cleaver (Algiers, 1970) Ethel Sharriff […]
[…]For over a decade Louis Moholo has been the only surviving member […]
By Simon Kuper Every year, in an election you may have missed, […]
Lolade Adewuyi profiles one of the continent’s most successful football coaches – […]
In a brief history of women’s football on the continent, Shina Oludari […]
Playing football at the highest level in South Africa requires as much […]
As listening trends move rapidly to the online interface, the knowing of […]
Rustum Kozain dishes up some definitives on the many incarnations of curry […]
By Stephane Akoa (translated by Karen Press) Avoir la godasse: avoir le […]
By Agri Ismaïl “World finance had, in 2008, a near-death experience.” The […]
Fucking with the puritanical social mores that pervade the world’s most religious […]
Akin Adesokan writes in exaltation of the game of tennis, the sheer […]
Tony Mochama goes galactic for a little bump and grind, gives a […]
By Emmanuel Iduma Founded in 2009 by a group of Nigerian photographers […]
By Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi In June 1991, Krydz Ikwuemesi, then a third-year art student […]
In late 2012, two contemporary art exhibitions opened in the same country, […]
Reliving his personal journey to developing a passion for the game, Bongani […]
Stacy Hardy recounts seventeen stories of the hierarchies, the anti-heroes, the hard […]
Kangsen Feka Wakai traces the uncharacteristic journey through a “noisy era” of […]
By Paula Akugizibwe and Mehari Maru Mehari Maru is an Addis Ababa-based […]
The Chronic interviewed Raila Amollo Odinga at his Karen residence on the […]
By Jon Soske The United Nation’s release of the agreement stipulating the […]
By Danny Laferiere America owes an enormous amount to Third World youth. I’m […]
By Geoff Dyer He didn’t like new things. Like a blind man, […]
By Julian Jonker First, a warning. The writer approaching the intersections and digressions […]
Sean Jacobs mediates the tensions between local pleasure, global capital and cultural […]
John Peffer scans the photographic styles that image a black South African […]
By Paula Akugizibwe Jesus waits in the swimming pool. The tenth commandment […]
Q&A with Mahmood Mamdani Chronic: Your book Define and Rule: Native as […]
The role of art and literature in countries of the Horn of […]
Paul Goldsmith traces the sonics of Islam in Kenya and questions if […]
By Sandile Dikeni The grass in Queenstown was pink in 1996. Or, […]
By Stacy Hardy Abbasid Caliph Abu Ja’far al-Mansur, the founder of the ancient city of […]
by Stacy Hardy. In 1921, the independent Polish scholar Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski […]
byAchal Prabhala Part 1: Elliot Josephs Elliot Josephs was born in 1958 […]
A special German-language edition of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic is […]
Exactly twenty five years ago today, Salman Rushdie received an unusual Valentine: a […]
by Akin Adesokan “You reckon a guy just goes and cuts […]
(A lost chapter from One Day I Will Write About This Place) […]
Amiri Baraka, militant man of letters, leader of the 1960s Black […]
This call is published in the December 2013 edition […]
Maakomele R. Manaka revisits a soundtrack of his dreams, long and rhythmic […]
Naeem Mohaiemen reviews Vivek Bald’s Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of […]
Jon Soske struggles to pin down Hamid Parsani, the elusive, mercurial Iranian archaeologist, […]
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by E. C. Osondu My Dear Son, Why have you not been […]
by Akin Adesokan One is an African writer, or rather one becomes […]
Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño muses on writing, borders, Latin American literature and the […]
Teju Cole takes a break from Twitter to speak to Sean O’Toole […]
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
The new edition of pan African quarterly, the Chronic, offers forays into […]
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In an attempt to dispel the myth that renders black golfers as […]
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.
Peter Enahoro a.k.a. Peter Pan’s How To Be A Nigerian was first […]
Akin Adesokan tropes on the detective genre after he stumbles on an […]
an excerpt from ‘Bantu Serenade’ by Ntone Edjabe (featuring Naila Belvett) … […]
by Dave McKenzie As a memento of the process, I received a […]
Published by Chimurenga, the Chronic is quarterly pan African newspaper that gives […]
Rigo 23, born Ricardo Gouveia, is a Portuguese muralist, painter, and political […]
by Nicole Sarmiento. “I have argued that the problem with this course is […]
There Was A Country, Chinua Achebe’s autobiographical account of the Nigerian Civil […]
Gwen Ansell maps the distance between words and music, fiction and autobiography, […]
In the multidisciplinary lifework of Bebson Elemba, Eléonore Hellio discovers the mind […]
A jazz suite in the key of red Gwen Ansell and Salim […]
The collective improvisations of black America – and their profound impact on poetry and sound – are near impossible to find in the annals of US academe. In fact, their absence is as stark as the control of archiving is white, writes Harmony Holiday.
The collective improvisations of black America – and their profound impact on […]
In the spirit of National Poetry Month in America, Harmony Holiday‘s AstroandAfrosonics project […]
For poet Karen Press opposites are already united; they depend on each […]
As part of a walk-in research project inspired by the novels Welcome […]
In October 2002, 25 years since Stephen Bantu Biko‘s death, poet James Matthews penned […]
Scamming the scammers? Though a buzzing of charades, of tall tales, of […]
Stacy Hardy reads the work of two itinerant poets – Johannes Göransson […]
By Stacy Hardy. Julius Eastman had a way of walking. He had […]
Read the following text carefully: “Know thyself, thus says the quotation […]
Norbert N. Ouendji interviews Achille Mbembe before Afropolitanism (circa 2010) « Sortir de […]
Growing up in post civil-war Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, in the early seventies, […]
by Dike Okoro Ikwunga Wonodi is not a new face among Afrobeat […]
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;
The second installment of the Reader is centered on the theme ‘Mobilities and Fixtures’. In this issue Sean O’Toole interviews architect David Adjaye about African cityscapes, snapshot photography and failed utopias;
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;
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”
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
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.
This issue of Chimurenga’s pan-African quarterly gazette, the Chronic, explores ideas around mythscience, science fiction and graphic storytelling. Like previous editions of the Chronic,
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.
In the minds of many, the Sahara exists as a boundary between the Maghreb and “Black Africa”. History and our lived experience tell a different story. The latest issue of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic,
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?
For the new issue of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic, the focus is on graphic stories; comic journalism. Blending illustrations, photography, written analysis, infographics, interviews, letters and more, visual narratives speak of everyday complexities in the Africa in which we live.
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.
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.
A 48-page newspaper and 40-page stand-alone books review magazine featuring writing, art and photography inflected by the workings of innovation, creativity and resistance.
A once-off edition of a speculative, future-forward newspaper that travels back in time to re-imagine the present.
Presented in the form of a textbook, Chimurenga 15 simultaneously mimics the structure while gutting it.
This issue features words and images on the Third World project and links, real and imagined, between Africa and South Asia.
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.
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.
An exploration of a love-hate, admiration-envy, awe-disappointment relationship with “Nigerianess”; Features the “last interview”
A collection of musings – in words, images and sounds – from beneath the processed skin of Cape Town, by Gabeba Baderoon, Sandile Dikeni, Julian Jonker,
A series of conversations, real and imagined, on the “pitfalls of national consciousness” by Mustapha Benfodil, Achille Mbembe, Charles Mudede,
An issue inspired by the life and work of Bessie Head. Including previously unpublished works by Head, and featuring new writing and art by Jean Claude Fignole,
On desire and its discontents. Featuring a new adaptation of Yambo Ouologuem erotica, and new works by Kopano Ratele, Kalamu ya Salaam, Gael Reagon, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Zackie Achmat,
“Mandela was not the only head of state taken in by Koagne. Le king kept snapshots of himself with many a man of power, among them Mobutu Sese Seko and Denis Sassou Nguesso […]
Home, lost and found. Takes by Mahmood Mamdani, Julian Jonker, Henk Rossouw, Binyavanga Wainaina, Gaston Zossou, Haile Gerima,
“…The struggle of black people inevitably appear in an intensely cultural form because the social formation in which their distinct political traditions