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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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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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Monday Blues for Sandile Dikeni

Join us in celebrating the life and work of our dearly departed brother and comrade, the poet, journalist and griot of liberation struggles.

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RIP Sandile Dikeni

Rest in peace Sandile Dikeni – poet, brother, comrade, a voice of truth and dissent and long time contributor to Chimurenga. We pay respect with this archive of his writing published by Chimurenga.

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RIP Binyavanga Wainaina

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.

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The Chronic: Who Killed Kabila

On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are heard in the Palais de Marbre,the residence of President Laurent-Désiré Kabila.

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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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Chimurenga Named Winner 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice

The New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics announced Chimurenga […]

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Pree Under Pressure

WHITE WOMEN’S TEARS – plenty flowed at the launch of the first […]

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Chronic Circulations Bibliography

The new addition of the Chronic asks: What is the African imagination […]

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On Circulations and the African Imagination of a Borderless World

Unify us don’t divide us unify us don’t divide us Unify us […]

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The Invention of Zimbabwe: Chronic launch in Harare

       This and other stories available in the new issue of […]

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PASS in Harare

From 9 – 12 November, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landed […]

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Doctor Philip Tabane Lives On

We give thanks and praise to enigmatic, innovative seer and composer-band leader […]

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Chimurenga Library on Circulations

The Chimurenga Library is an ongoing invention into knowledge production and the […]

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“THE INVENTION OF ZIMBABWE” JHB LAUNCH

 Join us in welcoming the new issue of Chronic with Kudzanai Chiurai, […]

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Denderah Rising with Georgia Anne Muldrow + Thandi Ntuli Quartet + The Monkey Nuts live in Jo’burg

“Sound is defined by vibrations that travel through the air or another […]

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The Invention of Zimbabwe – New edition of Chimurenga’s Chronic available now!

14 November 2017. News breaks of a coup d’état underway in Zimbabwe. […]

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The Chimurenga Library: Who Killed Kabila – catalogue now available

The Chimurenga Library is a research platform that seeks to re-imagine the […]

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Corpse Exhibition and Older Graphic Stories

The Corpse Exhibition and older graphic stories – a special issue of […]

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Download Chimurenga Magazine

Available editions include: Chimurenga 6: “Orphans of Fanon” (2004) Chimurenga 7: “Kaapstad! (and Jozi, […]

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THE CHRONIC, APRIL 2017

Food security – an industry fuelled by massive material resources and expert knowledge aimed ostensibly at managing […]

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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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The Second German Chronic is Here

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new […]

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PASS landing at the CiC Library, Cairo

From 17 -19 February 2017, the Pan African Space Station landed in […]

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Reform and Revolution: The Destruction of the University

In the fall of 2015, universities across South Africa were engulfed by […]

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The Chimurenga Library (with PASS pop-up) at Performa, New York

Through next week, we’ll occupy the Performa 15 Hub in New York with the […]

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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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Pan African Space Station POP-UP at Fondation Cartier, Paris

Pan African Space Station POP-UP at Fondation Cartier, 261 boulevard Raspail, 75014 […]

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a half century thing & because the night

Come join us at our factory to launch Lesego Rampolokeng’s A Half […]

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African Cities Reader Three is Out Now

The African Cities Reader is a biennial publication that brings together contributors […]

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Home is Where the Mic is – Cape Town launch

This Thursday, April 2, at the PASS studio in Cape Town, the […]

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The Chronic Presents a New Cartography for Africa

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

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PASS presents Floating Points in Cape Town

The Pan African Space Station presents Floating Points (featuring Globalise Yourself Stereo) […]

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The Chronic – mapping the new – soon come

“In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the […]

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10th Caderno Sesc_Videobrasil

Press release: On February 5, 2015 (Thursday), at 8pm, Associação Cultural Videobrasil and Edições Sesc […]

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Writivism is underway

Press release: Writivism, a flagship project of Center for African Cultural Excellence […]

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Ankara Press, new romance imprint from Cassava Republic Press

A new romance imprint from Cassava Republic Press is now public: Ankara Press. Press […]

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Stories about Music in Africa

Throughout 2014 Chimurenga has been connecting with cutting-edge artists and music collectives […]

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Une Hommage à Goddy Leye

With his imagination, sharp wit and all-round uncontournable wholesome beautyness, Goddy Leye has […]

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Boda Boda Lounge Project: Nov 21 – 23

Chimurenga are participating in the Boda Boda Lounge Project from Friday November 21 […]

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Writers Boot Camp comes to Cape Town

Writers Boot Camp, Cape Town: 24 – 29 November 2014 (press release) Writers’ […]

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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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Ba re e ne re Literature Festival

We’ll be in Maseru next week to celebrate new and old writing […]

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Swami Sitarama Dasa in conversation with Gael Reagon

To launch the new Chronic (graphic issue), we’ll be having a special […]

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The Chronic (July 2014)

For the new issue of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic, the […]

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Read the Chimurenga Chronic in German

A special German-language edition of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic is […]

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I am a homosexual, Mum by Binyavanga Wainaina

(A lost chapter from One Day I Will Write About This Place) […]

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Activist, poet-playwright Amiri Baraka dies at 79

  Amiri Baraka, militant man of letters, leader of the 1960s Black […]

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Pro Helvetia and SDC funding opportunity

Ant funding is made available by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, through a mandate […]

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Bakwa: Call for submissions

  “The intelligentsia have always preferred more refined forms of fiction, such […]

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The Chronic (December 2013)

The new edition of pan African quarterly, the Chronic, offers forays into […]

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Africa39: Call for submissions

Words from Chimurenga friend and Chronic contributor, Binyavanga Wainaina. Read on: URGENT Call for submissions: […]

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Sammy Baloji exhibition – ‘Mémoire’

Chronic contributor and artist, Sammy Baloji has an exhibition underway in Berlin. His body […]

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The Chronic (August 2013)

Published by Chimurenga, the Chronic is quarterly pan African newspaper that gives […]

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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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The Chronic (April 2013)

  A 48-page newspaper and 40-page stand-alone books review magazine featuring writing, […]

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