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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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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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Timbuktu: An Old African Saying

By Akin Adesokan The news comes through to enthusiasts of African cinema […]

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The Pharaoh’s New Clothes

By Sophia Azeb Scene I. Arabité and its discontents The first issue […]

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Archie Shepp’s Shirt Suggests

By Dominique Malaquais and Cédric Vincent The moment has stayed with every person […]

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“We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’. It could become a play house or an artist city.”

A conversation between Jude Anogwih and Ayodele Arigbabu Jude Anogwih: I find […]

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Crossroads Republic

By Brent Hayes Edwards The Nigerian superstar bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti hosted a […]

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Chimurenganyana

Chimurenganyana, a pavement literature project consisting of low cost serialized monographs expanding […]

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Raw Material Company Dakar, Senegal

Shebeen as a school/ “Angazi, but I’m sure” April 3 – May […]

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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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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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Installations

The Library recognises people as knowledge and memory as the art of […]

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Who Killed Kabila

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

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Lower Frequencies

Africa has a long history of comic production that span multiple forms […]

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