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Philatelic Pan Africanism

The Otolith Group, founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002, uses […]

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Poets Pressing Record(s)

by Harmony Holiday  Privacy is dead and the word itself sounds a […]

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Mythscience Records

Mythscience Records, a label arkiving necessary voices for us all to learn from. Poet Harmony […]

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Floyd Mayweather and Improvised Modalities of Rhythm

by Steve Coleman What makes boxing the sweet science is not two […]

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Accordion Cowboys

Tseliso Monaheng explores famo, a popular form of accordion music that blends […]

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Why music is better than photography

Why music is better than photography: An argument in two parts by Sean […]

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Palestine Journey

In February 2005, Ishtiyaq Shukri’s novel The Silent Minaret, won the first European […]

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Searching for Augusto Zita

From the Namib desert to an interrogation room on US soil, Victor Gama tracks Augusto […]

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A New Myth

Illustrator Nolan Oswald Dennis’s ongoing collaboration with Johannesburg-based performance art ensemble The Brother […]

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Masquerade

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

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11 YRS OF DEMONCRAZY!!!

11 YRS OF DEMONCRAZY!!! O nee Got.!! Got!!! Got!! ! I can’t […]

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Historieda

In his letter from Agolam, Yvan Alagbé riffs off a recent visit […]

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New Bush, Old Ghosts

Cyber crime is a burgeoning business in West Africa, despite often primitive […]

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When You Kill Us, We Rule

Audre Lorde‘s poem, “The Black Unicorn”, is woven into rhetorical charcoal drawings by […]

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Obstacles

by Anna Kostreva   You know those days when it’s so hard […]

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A Brief History of Throwing Shit

by Rustum Kozain.  Shit, muck, drek, kak. Faecal matter. We humans have a […]

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On Mermaids and Microwaves

Diriye Osman is a storyteller – on page, stage and canvas. His […]

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“Nice Nice” Will Get You Nowhere

Boniface Mwangi is a Kenyan photographer who pulls no punches in using […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Exactly twenty five years ago today, Salman Rushdie received an unusual Valentine: a […]

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Method After Fela

by Akin Adesokan   “You reckon a guy just goes and cuts […]

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Translations – A Call For Proposals

      This call is published in the December 2013 edition […]

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Woza Moya

Maakomele R. Manaka revisits a soundtrack of his dreams, long and rhythmic […]

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The Last Angel of History

Filmmaker, theorist and co-founder of the Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC) John […]

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Say What You Mean

Vocabulary and translation, exercises, games — lessons — from Karen Press for you to get your […]

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Depth of Field

Depth of Field (DOF) collective, a group made up of six Nigerian […]

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When We Hear the Name of President

Nigerian poet Tanure Ojaide evokes a language of high stakes, hi-jinx, and […]

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Lagos Underground

In the 1930s, Harry Beck published a map of the London Underground […]

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Lagos: A Pilgrimage in Notations

Having lived away from Nigeria for most of his adult life – […]

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Mining Sounds: Lagos – Cairo

Emeka Ogboh‘s art works require audiences to hone their listening and hearing skills. Turning […]

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Washing Henry – a letter from New York

by Dave McKenzie As a memento of the process, I received a […]

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Interactions: A Strategy of Difference and Repetition

Interactions Interactions is an edited excerpt from filmmaker, writer and artist Aryan […]

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Death by Memory [of Freedom]; Truth & Reconciliation

A tryptych in honour of Steve Biko. Firstly, Graeme Arendse, as his alter-ego Ramgee, presents In […]

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America Will Always Blame…

Rigo 23, born Ricardo Gouveia, is a Portuguese muralist, painter, and political […]

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What’s Next

Socially conscious rhymes and hipster swag; sexy dance moves and magical mbira; […]

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Speech to the Science Graduation Ceremony of the University of Witwatersrand, 2008

Good Evening. I will use my own life history tonight to argue […]

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Senselessness

Stacy Hardy reviews the English translation of Horacio Castellanos Moya‘s Senselessness (New Directions, 2008, Katherine […]

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)

Photographs by Rotimi Fani-Kayode. These photos first appeared in print in Chimurenga Vol. 4: Black […]

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Rest In Peace Chiwoniso Maraire

Zimbabwean musician Chiwoniso Maraire, died on July 24, 2013, at age 37. […]

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We Used To Dance

Sandile Dikeni reviews We Used To Dance, an album from Andile Yenana.   Listen. […]

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Relaxing

Okello Sam, a dance and theatre artist (amongst other things), examines the […]

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Graveyards, monuments and African Studies

by Nicole Sarmiento. “I have argued that the problem with this course is […]

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Moses’ outro

Does life begin at 40? That’s the time signature Moses Taiwa Molelekwa […]

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Godhead

Excerpted from Godhead, Ho Che Anderson‘s science fiction novel. A kind of class struggle […]

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Ten paragraphs of Music Criticism

More Brilliant Than the Sun? Kodwo Eshun discusses ten paragraphs of music criticism. […]

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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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Bajove Dokotela

Let the good Dr [Philip Tabane] inject you in three ways; music, words, […]

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The night Moses died (Parts one and two)

The night Moses died (Part one) by Nicole Turner   The night […]

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I Smoked A Spliff With Jesus Christ

I smoked a spliff with Jesus Christ last night. Then leaned over […]

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Kin La Belle

Yvonne Owuor takes a pilgrimage to Kin La Belle and finds a […]

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To Be or Not To Bop

 To Be or Not To Bop by Amiri Baraka   I was […]

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Who Killed Christopher Okigbo

1.Night/Outside At sea. Mythic times There is a storm. We see wooden […]

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The anti-art of Kongofuturism

In the multidisciplinary lifework of Bebson Elemba, Eléonore Hellio discovers the mind […]

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Reading Fred Ho

A jazz suite in the key of red Gwen Ansell and Salim […]

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Call for an Archive of AfroSonics

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.

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Language Games

For poet Karen Press opposites are already united; they depend on each […]

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Letters to Hillbrow

As part of a walk-in research project inspired by the novels Welcome […]

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Bra Tebs talks

Was Bra Tebs’ “4 Blokes & 1 Doll” show the highlight of Cape […]

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The Forest and the Zoo

The Forest and the Zoo* (Aryan Kaganof with Johnny Mbizo Dyani)   […]

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All Roads Lead to Hendrix

Greg Tate‘s epic Hendrixian map hyperlinked to the hilt.  As all roads […]

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San Pedro V: The Hope I Hope

Identity, politics, rock ‘n roll, soap operas and sentimental songs; humor, hysteria and […]

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The Afflicted Yard: The Rock

In 2004, the famously anonymous British artist Banksy visited Jamaica, and met Peter Dean Rickards, […]

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Salut Deleuze!

Culled from a comic book tribute to, and intellectual biography of, Gilles Deleuze […]

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Did You Kiss the Dead Body?

Two in one: firstly Rajkamal Kahlon introduces her project, Did You Kiss the Dead Body?, then […]

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An Introduction to Arithmetic Sorcery

Cyclonopedia – Complicity with Anonymous Materials (re.press, 2008), a “theoretical-fiction novel” by Iranian […]

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The last words of Fela Anikulapo Kuti

In 1996, Keziah Jones visited Kalakuta Republic every day for a week […]

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The Boys are Doin’ it!

Fela is dead and so is his anti-materialist political message. Modern Afropop […]

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52 Niggers

By Stacy Hardy. Julius Eastman had a way of walking. He had […]

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Under the rainbow rays

Dathini Mzayiya‘s new exhibition Onder die reёnboog strale (Under the rainbow rays […]

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Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber

Reggae, technology and the diaspora… Louis Chude-Sokei documents the transatlantic (un)making of […]

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The Adventures of Dr Evil in Dakar

  President Abdoulaye Wade recently claimed intellectual property rights of the “African […]

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Les Saignantes

          A young woman, beautiful, 20-something, is fucking […]

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This Young (Wo)man

  Tumelo Khoza at Poetry Africa 16 By Rustum Kozain   As […]

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Yellow Fever, NKO?

Skin bleaching is often described as a manifestation of ‘colo-mentality’. However, argues […]

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Folk Dancing For Beginners

Karen Press (He sets the tone) In my country the president rises […]

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Do Right Women: Black Women, Eroticism and Classic Blues

By Kalamu ya Salaam   1.    I’m going to show you […]

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Evidence

Brent Hayes Edwards The cell is four meters long and two meters […]

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Somewhere between a scream and a lullaby

In a city where the boundaries between life and death are laid […]

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Sortir de la grande nuit. Essai sur l’Afrique décolonisée

Norbert N. Ouendji interviews Achille Mbembe before Afropolitanism (circa 2010) « Sortir de […]

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Felasophy Through the Years: Fond Recollections of Fela Kuti

Growing up in post civil-war Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, in the early seventies, […]

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Calabash Afrobeat Poems

by Dike Okoro Ikwunga Wonodi is not a new face among Afrobeat […]

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