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pumflet ‘hophuis’

‘hophuis’ documents a series of journeys to and activations made at the […]

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Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh (Kwani?, 2018)

Taty is a troubled teen running away from home. She quickly finds […]

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The Colours of Our Flag by Allan K. Horwitz (Botsotso, 2016)

How many colours do we needto express the shades the nuances the […]

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Ten flapping elbows, Mama by Khulile Nxumalo (Deep South, 2004)

“I have tried to be fully aware of the legacy that we […]

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The Headline That Morning and Other Poems by Peter Kagayi (Soo Many Stories, 2016)

The Headline That Morning and Other poems is a poetry collection by Ugandan […]

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Whiteheart: Prologue to Hysteria by Lesego Rampolokeng (Deep South, 2005)

“I’ve never celebrated nor embraced negativity in my life. Every single thing […]

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When Three Sevens Clash (Mbonga Editions, 2023)

The animating impulse for the literary magazine When Three Sevens Clash was to celebrate […]

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Xamissa – The Water Archives by Henk Rossouw (Akashic Books, 2018)

Xamissa is a book-length poem that sounds out the city of Cape […]

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Ubuhle Bendalo Community Arts Festival

16-18 February 2024
10am-10pm daily
Chimurenga Factory

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HOPHUIS: A SITE OF DANCE AND SOLIDARITY

Thursday, 09 November 2023
from 6pm.
Chimurenga Factory

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LAUNCHING MINE MINE MINE

Chimurenga Factory
Thu, 12 Oct 2023 from 6pm

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LATEST CHIMURENGANYANA OUT NOW!

THE GARDEN LETTERS OF YVONNE VERA by Tadiwa Madenga

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CHIMURENGANYANA: MUSIC NOTEBOOK OUT NOW!

MUSIC NOTEBOOK by Ari Sitas

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CLASS STRUGGLE IN MUSIC

Chimurenga Factory – 157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock
Thursday, 17 August 2023 from 6pm

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Notes for an Oratorio on small things that fall

Aditi Hunma reviews the launch of Notes for an Oratorio on Small Things That Fall, the latest offering from Ari Sitas

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LATEST IN STORE: WHEN THREE SEVENS CLASH

A collection of writing and images on Zimbabwe, edited by Percy Zvomuya

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LATEST IN STORE: CHANTS, DREAMS AND OTHER GRAMMARS OF LOVE

a gedenkschrift for Harry Garuba

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CHIMURENGANYANA: LA DISCOTHEQUE DE SARAH MALDOROR

This entry in our Chimurenganyana series takes the form of a mixtape […]

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La Discothèque de Sarah Maldoror (tracklisting)

decomposed, an-arranged, and reproduced by Ntone Edjabe

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FIELD RECORDINGS WITH SHABAKA HUTCHINGS

FIELD RECORDINGS
WED, 22 FEB 2023 from 6PM

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A RADIO PROGRAMME ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI

Live on PASS – 14 February 2023, from 6pm

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GROUNATION – a tribute to the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

“Grounation Day” marks the landing of Emperor Selassie I in Jamaica on April 21, 1966.

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Chimurenga presents GROUNATION

a tribute to the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

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THE WRITINGS OF BINYAVANGA WAINAINA

Launching a new collection of writings by the late, great Binyavanga Wainaina

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Launching NOTES FOR AN ORATORIO ON SMALL THINGS THAT FALL

Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Chimurenga Factory
6pm

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You Look Illegal by Paula Ihozo Akugizibwe

The latest addition to the Chimurenganyana series available now

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CHIMURENGANYANA: THE FEAR AND LOATHING OUT OF HARARE BY DAMBUDZO MARECHERA (DEC 2021)

by Dambudzo Marechera

Available now at our online store.

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Festac at 45: Idia Tales – Three Takes and a Mask*

By Dominique Malaquais and Cedric Vincent

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HOME IS WHERE THE MUSIC IS

The latest addition to the Chimurenganyana series

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Labour Tenants South Western Transvaal

“There’s no real vocabulary for the non-photographed of apartheid‟ – Santu Mofokeng

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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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EVEN WHEN MY SOUP-CURLERS SLUR BY GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW – OUT NOW!

A limited Chimurenganyana edition of Even When My Soup-Curlers Slur, I Still Keep the Take by Georgia Anne Muldrow is now available.

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RADIO MAC ON PASS – 14-21 June

Chimurenga and Hangar (Lisbon) present Radio MAC live on PASS 14-21 June 2021, 6pm.

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PANAFEST, hosted by Chimurenga

A web documentary, audio-video archive and online cartography, that chronicles continuities and breaks, samples and cuts that link four key moments of Pan-African encounter: Dakar ’66, Algiers ’69, Kinshasa ’74 and Lagos ’77.

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“The Oppressor Remains What He Is”

Why does it seem that the genocide deniers have perked up? What […]

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FESTAC 77 T-SHIRT – AVAILABLE NOW!

A limited edition of the iconic FESTAC 77 t-shirt now available.

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BECOMING KWAME TURE – OUT NOW!

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) was viewed by many during the civil rights […]

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FESTAC AT 45: FESTAC ’77, a mixtape by Chimurenga

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.

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RIP PAPA GEORGE

Exile demands contemplation because it is unavoidably real for those who experience […]

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Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

Kwanele Sosibo speaks with Ntone Edjabe about the creation of, and thinking behind, the FESTAC ’77 publication.

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Festac at 45: Steal Back the Treasure

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.

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NEW IN BOOKSHOP

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.

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LEPHEPHE PRINT GATHERINGS 5 – CAPE TOWN

Calling all printmakers and paper-peoples! In collaboration with our comrades at Keleketla! […]

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FESTAC 77 BOOK – OUT NOW

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77,,, To many, too many, FESTAC sounded like cacophony – we reproduced its music on the page, decomposed and an-arranged.

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Senegal & Festac 77

After New York in October 2019, and in the spirit of the trans-continentalism (aka Black World) of the event, we return to Dakar to celebrate the release of Chimurenga’s new publication on FESTAC ’77 – in collaboration with RAW Material Company.

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Listen to “Sankomota: An Ode in One Album”

On 31 May, we hosted the launch of Phehello Mofokeng‘s reflective essay on Lesotho’s greatest band, Sankomota.

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FESTAC 77 BOOK – Sample spreads

448 pages, colour illustrations featuring extensive unseen photographic and archival materials, interviews and new commissions.

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WHO KILLED KABILA: CAST OF CHARACTERS

The cast list of actors and character who make an appearance in the issue includes everyone from Ché Guevara and psychiatrist, political theorist and Frantz Fanon, to Rashidi Muzele, the assassin who pulled the trigger and many more.

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“We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’….

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.

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Crossroads Republic

The Nigerian superstar bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti hosted a covert summit meeting in the summer of 1977.

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New York, USA: 7-11 November 2015

At Performa 2015, the Chimurenga Library took the form of a library-of-people, […]

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Showroom Gallery London, UK: 8 October – 21 November 2015

For the first UK presentation, Chimurenga infiltrated The Showroom’s building in the […]

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San Francisco Public Library San Francisco, US: 24 May – 29 June 2014

Presented as part of the exhibition Public Intimacy, Chimurenga Library offered a simple system that […]

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MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 21 May – 1 August 2010

Chimurenga Library exhibition at …for those who live in it: Pop-culture politics and […]

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Cape Town Central Library, Cape Town: 2 May – 21 June 2009

An introspective of Chimurenga Magazine Presented in and around the Cape Town Central […]

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Who Killed Kabila

On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are […]

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New Cartographies

Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question:  […]

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PASS is going to Australia!

From 11 -13 April, as part of an exhibition hosted by Monash […]

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FESTAC ’77 – the Book and LP soon come!

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from […]

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Joe An Essay by Sam Kahiga June 2008

All my life, I wanted to be either a writer or a […]

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Civil Lines

An Essay by Achal Prabhala At some point in the 1980s – […]

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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 […]

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Black Images – An Essay by Peter James Hudson

July 2008 The premiere issue of Black Images: A Critical Quarterly of Black […]

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The Impossible Death of an African Crime Buster

Spearman… Lance Spearman – the name synonymous with the intrepid hero of […]

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The Emperor of Kinshasa’s Street Comics

by Nancy Rose Hunt Beginning nearly fifty years ago, in 1968, Kinshasa […]

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Spear: Canada’s Truth and Soul Magazine

by Peter James Hudson November 2010 Spear: Canada’s Truth and Soul Magazine launched […]

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Staffriding the Frontline

An Essay by Lesego RampolokengMay 2008 Down from a couple years beyond […]

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Staffrider

An Essay by Ivan VladislavićMarch 2008 I joined Ravan Press as a […]

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Of “Brothers with Perfect Timing”

An Essay by Mike Abraham2008 Germiston station has a very long platform. […]

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WHY: An Essay by Nicole Turner

Forgive me if the facts are screwed, Y days were heady and chaotic. I […]

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La Colonie, Paris: 13 – 17 December 2017

Chimurenga returned to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie we […]

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Kallio Library, Helsinki: April 13 – May 28 2016

Can a past that the present has not yet caught up with […]

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The Chimurenga Library at The Showroom, London.

For our first UK presentation, Chimurenga will infiltrate The Showroom’s building in […]

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Creating Theatre: A George Hallett Photo Essay

“Exile demands contemplation because it is unavoidably real for those who experience […]

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