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FREE STELLA!

Following the arrest and detention of leading Ugandan academic, feminist and activist, Dr. Stella Nyanzi, on charges related to cyber harassment and insulting President Museveni and his wife, there has been outcry and condemnation both inside Uganda and internationally. A broad coalition is agitating for her immediate release from Kampala’s maximum security prison. Paula Akugizibwe and Isaac Otidi Amuke add […]

iPhupho L’ka Biko: Ingoma Yomzabalazo

Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of Chimurenga’s Pan African Space Station that presents concert-lectures and audio/visual stories about music outfits from global Africa dedicated to exploring new musical territory. The most recent episode, recorded live at Chimurenga HQ (Cape Town) in February 2017, presents Johannesburg based pan-Afrikan collective iPhupho L’ka Biko with Ingoma […]

AVAILABLE NOW: NEW CHRONIC, ON FOOD CULTURES

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Food security – an industry fuelled by massive material resources and expert knowledge aimed ostensibly at managing the world’s food crisis – has shaped how we think about food. Driven by development discourse, and fed by a global food regime wherein the very systems meant to feed us, starve us, its focus, especially when it comes to Africa, is large […]

“Angazi, but I’m sure”: A Raw Académie Session

RAW Material Company is a Dakar-based centre for art, knowledge and society; concerned with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art. From 3rd April to 26th May 2017, we are in Dakar to lead a session of the RAW Académie titled “Angazi, but am sure”. The programme includes weekly […]

Listening to PASS in Cairo

Revisit recorded sessions from the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landing at the library of Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Over four days, PASS in Cairo became an improvisational platform for research and deeper explorations into imagined and imaginary borders, featuring live readings, performances and conversations with Chimurenga collaborators in the city. […]

TELL YOUR FRIENDS: CHIMURENGA ABOUT CAPE TOWN

If you’re at the Art Africa Fair, running from 24 February to 05 March from Jubilee Hall at the V&A Waterfront, our partner Bibliophilia will have Chimurenga publications available for sale. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact us at info@chimurenga.co.za. And if you’re unable to be there, purchase any of our publications […]

REVISIT MOMENTS FROM THE PASS LANDING IN AMSTERDAM

  From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live in Amsterdam from the OBA Central Library. PASS is an experiment in speaking, listening, playing, partying and community, featuring collaborations with artists and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; prompting us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to […]

THE SECOND GERMAN CHRONIC IS HERE

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new cartographies. The 32-page publication features translations of maps and selected writings from previous editions of the English Chronic produced in 2014 and 2015.   Contributors include Binyavanga Wainaina, Yemisi Aribisala, Billy Kahora, Jesse Weaver Shipley, Wendell Marsh, Agri Ismail, Moses März, Elnathan John, Stacy Hardy, Sarah Jappie and […]

THE FOREST AND THE ZOO LIVES ON

Chimurenga Magazine launched its new issue, the Chimurenga Chronic, a speculative newspaper set in May 2008, with a Chronic Library exhibition and a live music event in Johannesburg from 19-26 October 2011. Under the direction of composer/trumpeter Marcus Wyatt, some of Johannesburg’s leading jazz musicians explored Chimurenga Chronic themes such as history, exile and memory in […]

PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION LANDS IN AMSTERDAM

Launched in 2008 by  Chimurenga, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, and an internet based radio station.  The PASS live studio will land and transmit from OBA Central Library in Amsterdam from 11 – 15 December, 14:00 – […]