“I have been always where I am today. Why do they speak of me as if I am emerging from the dark?” Mafika Gwala speaks to Andrea Meeson about not living in the shadows.
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Perhaps outside of Fela’s Egypt 80, very few music bands have managed to influence their countries in the manner and to the extent that Sankomota did.
Binyavanga Wainaina was a friend, a Chimurenga founding father, an award winning writer, author, journalist, chef, lover, a literary revolutionary and an inspiration. We pay tribute.
Its location, vocation, and publication intended to speak to a politicised Third World imaginary.
Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question: […]
In his first novel, and in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, Kojo Laing talks to a future Ghana by exposing its present, full of the jargons and certainties of one dimensional nation building.
Kodwo Eshun discusses selected paragraphs of music criticism, taking in Kim Gordon’s […]
For me knowledge is very powerful. Any knowledge has claws and teeth. If you don’t see the teeth and the claws then it is useless, then somebody has emasculated it.
What could have happened in his head to take literally this type of injunction quite common in lands of Africa? A sense of the word given? The desire to take seriously the hopes of children who usually have little voice? Mystery.
All my life, I wanted to be either a writer or a […]
An Essay by Achal Prabhala At some point in the 1980s – […]
FOUR GROUND-BREAKING THINGS IN FIVE ISSUES OF CIVIL LINES OR, WAYS TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE POSTCOLONIAL SAND
an essay by Vivek Narayanan [Note: while preparing this piece, I benefited greatly […]
July 2008 The premiere issue of Black Images: A Critical Quarterly of Black […]
Spearman… Lance Spearman – the name synonymous with the intrepid hero of […]
by Nancy Rose Hunt Beginning nearly fifty years ago, in 1968, Kinshasa […]
by Peter James Hudson November 2010 Spear: Canada’s Truth and Soul Magazine launched […]
An Essay by Lesego RampolokengMay 2008 Down from a couple years beyond […]
An Essay by Ivan VladislavićMarch 2008 I joined Ravan Press as a […]
Chirikure Chirikure means “that which is far is very far.” He is […]
Year of the Rat Marc Anthony Richardson FC2/ University of Alabama Press, […]