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Author Archive | Chronic

“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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Your Own Hand Sold You: Voluntary servitude in the Francafrique

In the CFA franc, the French colonial mission in West Africa found a way to ensure a paternalist and pernicious stranglehold on the economies of a vast region of the continent.

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Yahoo Boy No Laptop

Dami Ajayi celebrates the eclectic sound and success of Olamide, arguably Nigeria’s […]

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The New Thing: Part II*

The pretence of cultural hubs in the “world class” metropolis of Johannesburg […]

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Shoki Master

By Oris Aigbokhaevbolo   Like any story worth telling, this one involves […]

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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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Blame Me On History

Atiyyah Khan is a writer, researcher and arts journalist based in Cape […]

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The Sahara Is Not A Boundary

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

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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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A Letter from a Homeless Prodigal

Emeka Ugwu is a Data Analyst who lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He […]

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Maggic Cube

These images are from photographer Adji Dieye’s series titled “Maggic Cube”, based […]

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No Congo, No Technology

Post-disciplinary artist, Maurice Mbikayi, was born in Kinshasa, in 1974. His country […]

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Second Transition

“Second Transition” refers to the phase of liberation struggle in South Africa […]

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In Bond We Trust?

Nearly a decade on from the worst postcolonial turmoil that saw their currency devalued by thousands of percentage points, Zimbabweans have had to brace themselves as the government introduced another face-saving tender.

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The Hunger Games

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

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Dear President Museveni

By Isaac Otidi Amuke I have debated about writing this for days, in […]

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Radical Rudeness

By Paula Akugizibwe In Seeing, Jose Saramago’s novel about the death of […]

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Grandmothers Teaching: A view from South Africa

The proliferation of MA in Creative Writing programmes at universities raises questions […]

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Between: The state and Bhut’ Joe, the frequency and the future

An exchange between Julie Nxadi and Asher Gamedze unravels the state of order, disorder and disarray in the realm of the militarised, polarised institutions otherwise known as South African universities

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Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams:

From the earnest hustle of our elders in writing during the 1960s […]

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Pan African Activism Meets Mamdanisation

Theory and practice have been butting heads at Makerere University’s Institute of […]

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ALL I CAN SAY FOR NOW

By Jean-Christophe Lanquetin* During the last five years of Unathi Sigenu’s life, […]

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Bread of Life

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

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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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Rented Grave: Looking beyond the rural-urban dichotomy

Commonplace readings of Africa narrate the village as a segregated space, its […]

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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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Fufu Pot: A Truth Hard to Swallow

In search of another interesting meal from the myriad on offer in […]

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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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PASS landing at the CiC Library, Cairo

From 17 -19 February 2017, the Pan African Space Station landed in […]

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brinjals

By Cullen Goldblatt    A half teaspoonful of cream of tartar to stop […]

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You Can’t Get Lost in the Samoosa Triangle*

By Rustum Kozain The triangle is geometry’s favourite form. Circles, rectangles, squares, […]

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POLITRICKS IN THE STADIUM

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

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SOMEWHERE NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH

By Abdourahman A. Waberi* (translated by Carolyn Shread). A small coastal town on […]

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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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Marikana

On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service opened fire on […]

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The Complete Gentleman

In London Kamwendo’s interpretation of Amos Tutuola’s sly satire of spectral global capitalism […]

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