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The Chronic


The Chronic – a monthly online and quarterly print pan African gazette. Out now.


Chimurenga Magazine, the Chronic (print and PDF versions), t-shirts, -nyanasposters… Chimurenga matter to read, wear, and adorn walls. Order!


Chimurenga Library – an online archive of pan African, independent periodicals.


The Pan African Space Station (PASS) – a unique freeform radio station, streaming cutting edge music live online 24/7.



The African Cities Reader – a biennial publication of urban life, Africa-style.  ACR III: Land, Property & Value – call for submissions.


The Power Money Sex (PMS) Reader an online research space exploring the interwoven relationship between power, money and sex.



  The Chronic  – out now-now. The new print edition of quarterly pan African gazette, the Chronic offers forays into interlaced subjects of power, resistance, protest, mobilisation, mobility and belonging. In its pages writers, photographers and artists including Kwanele Sosibo; Rustum Kozain; Boniface Mwangi, Jihan El-Tahri, Youssef Rakha, Louis Chude-Sokei, Yemsi Ogbe, Ronald Suresh Roberts; Kodwo Eshun; Paula Akugizibwe, Isoje Chou, Maak Manaka and many more challenge political processes, question identity and interrogate economic justice. Chronic Books foregrounds the politics and practice of translation. Read dispatches, features, interviews and reviews by Ama Ata Aidoo, Akin Adesokan, Nick Mwaluko, Jean-Christophe Lanquetin, André Naffis-Sahely, David Shook, Nta Bassey and more.


  The Chimurenga Chronic -  Satirical enquiries, evangelical sermons, and a swarm of stories, sights and sounds from Africa’s most populous country. We bring you lessons in How to be a Nigerian. With contributions from Peter Enahoro, Yemisi Ogbe, Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Teju Cole, Akin Adesokan, Depth of Field, Isoje Chou, Jeremy Weate, Chris Abani, Emeka Ogboh, George Osodi, and Tanure Ojaide. Oh, and an extended review of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.


Now out! Chimurenganyana Series 2 -  pocket literature features factions, essays, scores, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, travel writing, personal impressions, political and social commentary, as well as innovative artwork that illuminates the subversive beauty, electrifying creativity and marvellous diversity of some of music’s most provocative innovators

New essay by Ngugi wa Thiong’o – his first on Asians in Kenya. Part of the Global South Dialogue Series co-curated by Chimurenga Mag (South Africa), Frontline (India) and Cornell University in the US of A. Also check out Ngugi’s new book: Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing.

“Who knew?… Chimurenga changes your view of Africa, and of journalism.” Simon Kuper on the Chimurenga Chronic in “How to change your view of Africa“, The Financial Times.


Chimurenga has been awarded the Prince Claus Fund’s Principal Award. Each year the Fund honours eleven cultural pioneers, whose work is located on the frontline of free cultural expression. More here.