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FESTAC ’77 – the Book and LP soon come!

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. With a radically ambitious agenda underwritten by Nigeria’s newfound oil wealth, FESTAC ’77 would unfold as a complex, glorious and excessive […]

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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 is the winner of its 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice. We give thanks! The award will bring us for a short-term residency in New York in 2019, as well as get Chimurenga on the syllabus of New School classes, […]

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Pree Under Pressure

WHITE WOMEN’S TEARS – plenty flowed at the launch of the first issue of PREE, a magazine of new Caribbean writing conducted out of Kingston by our comrade the brilliant editor and critic Annie Paul. Exhibit A, this beautiful essay by Kei Miller which had been withdrawn from the inaugural issue – because the floods. […]

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Chronic Circulations Bibliography

The new addition of the Chronic asks: What is the African imagination of a borderless world? The African world has produced plenty of these and the Chronic, On Circulations And The African Imagination Of A Borderless World seeks to map and pay tribute to these existing works that articulates histories of circulation from an African perspective: […]

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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 don’t divide us unify us don’t divide us Unify us don’t divide us unify us don’t divide us Unify us don’t divide us unify us don’t divide us Unify us don’t divide us Miriam Makeba, “Westwind” (1966) What is the African imagination of […]

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