The man who sets up the bomb is long gone before it goes off.
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In this mix, we decompose, an-arrange and reproduce the sound-world of FESTAC ’77 to address the planetary scale of event, alongside the personal and artistic encounters it made possible.
Skin bleaching is often described as a manifestation of ‘colo-mentality’. However, argues Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, mimesis here is both an affirmation and a contestation of power.
Exile demands contemplation because it is unavoidably real for those who experience […]
A Manifesto/ Meditation on State of Black Archives in America and throughout the Diaspora by Harmony Holiday
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.
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.
Kwanele Sosibo speaks with Ntone Edjabe about the creation of, and thinking behind, the FESTAC ’77 publication.
In pirating the head of Queen Idia to use it as a logo for Festac 77 , proposes another dissonant route that challenges the very idea of the work of art as unique object.
Calling all printmakers and paper-peoples! In collaboration with our comrades at Keleketla! […]
We tune into radio trottoir, radio one battery, radio 33, boca boca to get the word on the street from Angola.
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.
Perfect, perfect, you have solved the problem for me, we have deconstructed the idea of National Theatre. We have taken the national and thrown it in the dust bin.
Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question: […]
From 11 -13 April, as part of an exhibition hosted by Monash […]
PASS founder, a composer and musician Neo Muyanga highlights the currents and […]
In his new book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black […]
Was Festac 77 curated by Esu Elegba? Akin Adesokan’s faction explores art […]
an excerpt from ‘Lindela (the winnie suite)’ by Dominique Malaquais car, maps, […]
Thousands of Africans, physically displaced and economically disabled by postcolonial dis-order, confront […]