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An Essay on Uneven Ribs: a Prelude

by Taban Lo Liyong [from Frantz Fanon’s Uneven Ribs ] 1 Bill […]

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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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The New Thing: Part II*

The pretence of cultural hubs in the “world class” metropolis of Johannesburg […]

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How To Cook Your Husband The African Way

Stacy Hardy is a writer and senior editor at Chimurenga. She is […]

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Third Transition

Shoks Mzolo and Bongani Kona trace the path of South Africa’s transformation […]

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brinjals

By Cullen Goldblatt    A half teaspoonful of cream of tartar to stop […]

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Thinking of Brenda

By Njabulo Ndebele I first heard Brenda Fassie sing on a languid, […]

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The Invention of African Football

Moses März documents his fleeting orbit of the “African” football scene, from […]

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Protected: Sister Outsider

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Franc-maçonnerie Suite

By Dominique Malaquais 1st Movement : Uncle Tom or DOM-TOM? Il y a […]

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Rumblin’

By Dominique Malaquais  Tell It To The World April 1st 1974.[1] Before […]

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Variations on the Beautiful in the Congolese World of Sounds

By Achille Mbembe Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Congolese […]

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Liner Notes

As listening trends move rapidly to the online interface, the knowing of […]

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Invisible Borders

By Emmanuel Iduma Founded in 2009 by a group of Nigerian photographers […]

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Love and Learning Under the World Bank

Stacy Hardy recounts seventeen stories of the hierarchies, the anti-heroes, the hard […]

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A Political Economy of Noise

Kangsen Feka Wakai traces the uncharacteristic journey through a “noisy era” of […]

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Interview with Raila Odinga

The Chronic interviewed Raila Amollo Odinga at his Karen residence on the […]

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Timbuktu: An Old African Saying

“The gazelle for me symbolises beauty and grace,” Sissako told the Bloomington audience. Then, he added, “Beauty will save the world,”

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Soft Power South African Style

Sean Jacobs mediates the tensions between local pleasure, global capital and cultural […]

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Season’s Greetings

By Rayyane Tabet On the morning of 1 December 1960, thousands of […]

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Ayinde Barrister: Tribute to a True Exponent

By Akin Adekosan The setting was a night party somewhere in Old […]

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El-Salahi – The Wise Enemy

By Hassan Musa I want to introduce Ibrahim El-Salahi here as “our […]

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Writing the City in a Different Script

The Arabic-Afrikaans Tradition of the Cape By  Saarah Jappie A hundred years […]

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City Building in Post-Conflict, Post-Socialist Luanda

Burying the Past with Phantasmagorias of the Future   By Anne Pitcher […]

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IRM de la ville de Douala

by Maud De La Chappelle To Didier À Douala, on nomme les […]

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Secular Stories

“Spare a thought for secularism. One month into the life of The […]

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Authority Stealing in Kenya

In pursuit of some scriptwriter talent, Billy Kahora discovers that academic mantras, […]

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Under the Caine Bridge

by Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire 2000 There are two rivers of Literature, so-called […]

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I Think I’ll Call it Morning

 by Bongani Kona   Penumbra Songeziwe Mahlangu Kwela Books,  2013 Sometime in […]

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Re-Membering the Name of God

Wendell Hassan Marsh maps the trajectories of Islam as it evolved in […]

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Soft Power Desire Machines and the Production of Africa Rising

      Alongside texts by Jesse Weaver Shipley, Moses März and Oribhabor […]

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Pan Africanism in Katanga

In the margins of a specific history, in which land and inhabitants […]

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Becoming Chimamanda’s Boy

by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo. I was part of the 2014 Farafina Creative Writing Workshop […]

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Breaking the Rules Beautifully

by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire. “Breaking the rules attracts implications, Jennifer.” I overhear British […]

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And the Books Lived Happily Ever After

by Harry Garuba. If Amos Tutuola had not lived, and written stories in […]

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A Brief History of Mapping

by Stacy Hardy. In 1921, the independent Polish scholar Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski […]

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Yambo Ouloguem: Postcolonial Writer, Anti-Wahhabist Militant

Christopher Wise recalls conversations and texts of the Malian author, whose deep […]

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Situation is Critical

Jeremy Weate moves from text to context in search of the current […]

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What Follows? The State of Black Collectivity in the Year of the Sheep

Continuing to sing a vital and urgent message of black collectivity, Harmony Holiday writes from […]

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Writivism is underway

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

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Poets Pressing Record(s)

by Harmony Holiday  Privacy is dead and the word itself sounds a […]

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Palestine Journey

In February 2005, Ishtiyaq Shukri’s novel The Silent Minaret, won the first European […]

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L’impossible n’est pas Camerounais!

Kangsen Feka Wakai traces personal lineage, and the often blurred and disputed […]

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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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A Brief History of Presidential Libraries

by Stacy Hardy Léopold Sédar Senghor, Aimé Césaire and George Pompidou were friends […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Exactly twenty five years ago today, Salman Rushdie received an unusual Valentine: a […]

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Method After Fela

by Akin Adesokan   “You reckon a guy just goes and cuts […]

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‘Nation Is A Skin Stretched Over The Bones Of The State’

Jon Soske struggles to pin down Hamid Parsani, the elusive, mercurial Iranian archaeologist, […]

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The Last Angel of History

Filmmaker, theorist and co-founder of the Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC) John […]

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Bakwa: Call for submissions

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

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