The Pan African Space Station lands in Lagos, 23rd – 26th of June
Music as decolonisation. Image by Victor Gama.
Decolonising the mind from a Jazz Perspective, with Shabaka Hutchings
When reports (rumours) surfaced on that 9th of May, 2016, that Haiti, the land Aime Cesaire claimed is “where negritude stood up for the first time” had finally joined the African Union, Pan-Africanists the world round celebrated. But with the rejoice came questions; queries about the AU itself, and whether or not an African Unionised […]
Off The Page is the UK’s only literary festival devoted to music criticism and audio culture. Taking place in the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent, this unique weekend-long event looks to expand the discourse surrounding contemporary sound and music. In the 2011 edition of this festival, Kodwo Eshun launched a “first attempt at the history of […]
The Pan African Space Station hosted Thath’i Cover Orkestra in a unique re-exploration of kwaito music at Guga Sthebe- Arts & Culture Center, Langa.
Chimurenga Chronic OUT NOW
The Jabu Goes to Joburg Fotonovella is the brainchild of writer-researcher Achal Prabhala. Chronic caught up with him to talk form and absurdity.
Kwani Trust have commissioned a series of articles by today’s leading African writers on writing craft and practice as a way to support writers through the process of developing and submitting manuscripts for the Kwani? Manuscript Project, Kwani Trust’s new literary prize for African writing. Including contributions from Aminatta Forna, Leila Aboulela, Ellen Banda-Aaku and Helon […]
By Leila Aboulela Polish your intention. Why are you writing? What do you really want to achieve? I once picked up a book of poems by Les Murray and the dedication said, “To the Glory of God”. Other writers feel that they are bearing witness or that they are born story-tellers or that they are […]