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/

Nouveautés sur le Web

LEPHEPHE PRINT GATHERINGS 5 – CAPE TOWN

Calling all printmakers and paper-peoples! In collaboration with our comrades at Keleketla! […]
19/02/2020

NEW IN BOOKSHOP

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 (...)
18/02/2020

Senegal & Festac 77

After New York in October 2019, and in the spirit of the trans-continentalism (aka Black World) of the event, we return to Dakar to celebrate the release of Chimurenga's new publication on (...)
22/01/2020

IN THE BOOKSHOP : KINSHASA CHRONIQUES / KINSHASA CHRONICLES

Kinshasa Chronicles is a richly textured encounter featuring seventy artists, most of whom belong to a very young generation, telling tales of one of the world's most vibrant creative (...)
21/01/2020

The Trajectory of a Street Photographer

My quest for an explanation for this omission in my history education made me appreciate the magnitude of the crime... for the struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. (...)
20/01/2020

TRACKS

Kids are becoming priests, because if you are touched or you can see or whatever, these kind of churches, charismatic, big churches, people turn towards looking at ancestors, they turn to the (...)
16/01/2020

Labour Tenants South Western Transvaal

"There's no real vocabulary for the non-photographed of apartheid‟ - Santu Mofokeng
15/01/2020

Remembering Biafra

In 1968, Nigeria's finance minister, agricultural produce mogul Obafemi Awolowo declared: "Starvation is a legitimate weapon of war, and we have every intention to use it against the (...)
13/11/2019

Wrestling With A Warlord

Louis Chude-Sokei narrates a story of Nigeria, of splintered identity, of exile, and of the Biafran War and its godfather – his godfather – the military strategist, strongman and celebrated hero, (...)
13/11/2019

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.
9/11/2019

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 (...)
8/11/2019

HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

If one thinks about it the whole thing goes back to amaQheya; the cultural proletariat... a proletariat with a cultural history that has taught it to be careful of an African (...)
6/11/2019

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