The Chimurenga Chronic

The Chimurenga Chronic

A pan African gazette - in print quarterly and online

"It is a publication borne out of an urgent need to write our world differently, to begin asking new questions, or even the old ones anew.

When will the new emerge – and if it is already here, how do we decipher it ? In which ways do people live their lives with joy and creativity and beauty, sometimes amid suffering and violence, and sometimes perpendicular to it ? How do people fashion routines and make sense of the world in the face of the temporariness or volatility that defines so many of the arrangements of social existence here ?

These questions loom over a contemporary Africa. Yet most knowledge produced on the continent remains heavily reliant on simplistic and rigid categories unable to capture the complexities that inflect so much of contemporary quotidian life here."
— http://chimurengachronic.co.za/about/

Les articles 

A TRIBUTE TO DON CHERRY’S ORGANIC MUSIC SOCIETY (1967 – 1978)

18/11 | The post A TRIBUTE TO DON CHERRY'S ORGANIC MUSIC SOCIETY (1967 - 1978) first appeared on The Chimurenga (...)

Creative Urban Momentum : Witnessing the Black Unity Trio

17/11 | In anticipation of the release of Black Unity Trios' legendary album, Al Fatihah, Hasan Abdur-Razzaq recalls witnessing their (...)

FESTAC 77 T-SHIRT – AVAILABLE NOW !

10/11 | A limited edition of the iconic FESTAC 77 t-shirt now available. The post FESTAC 77 T-SHIRT - AVAILABLE NOW! first appeared on The (...)

BECOMING KWAME TURE – OUT NOW !

21/10 | Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) was viewed by many during the civil rights […] The post BECOMING KWAME TURE - OUT NOW! first appeared on (...)

The 12th Annual Abdullah Ibrahim Festival

9/10 | The post The 12th Annual Abdullah Ibrahim Festival first appeared on The Chimurenga Chronic.

THE BARD OF BLOEMFONTEIN

5/10 | Achal Prabhala goes to the heart of the Free State literary renaissance with the “deliberately mysterious and prodigiously talented” (...)

THIRD CLASS CITY

5/10 | South Africa thinks that India owes it one for putting Gandhi through revolution school; India thinks South Africa owes it for sending (...)

Ibadan, Soutin and the Puzzle of Bower’s Tower

15/09 | The jingle would survive the event, as the poetry of a battle-cry outlives a war, but that eventuality belonged in the future. The post (...)

Where Terror Lies

15/09 | The rhetoric of ‘radical’ and ‘fundamentalist’ Islam, of ‘global jihad’ and ‘terror’ is, ironically, historical and recoverable from the (...)

Nigeria’s Superstar Men Of God

8/09 | Who needs the God of the bible with his promises of trials and tribulations, crosses and paths of repentance? Yemisi Aribisala listens (...)

De l’art de vivre l’art

28/08 | Goddy Leye nous a quittés. C’était le 19 février 2011, peu après minuit. A Karachi, au bord du désert, où jamais il ne pleut en cette saison, (...)

THE POETRY OF ABBEY LINCOLN

20/08 | Live from 5pm Friday 21 August 2020 panafricanspacestation.org.za The post THE POETRY OF ABBEY LINCOLN first appeared on The Chimurenga (...)

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