Chimurenga (‘Struggle for Freedom’) is a pan African publication of culture, art and politics based in Cape Town. Founded by Editor Ntone Edjabe in 2002, it provides an innovative platform for free ideas and political reflection by Africans about Africa.
Its titles include, amongst others, Music is The Weapon, Futbol, Politricks and Ostentatious Cripples, Black Gays and Mugabes, Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber (a double issue on African science fiction), The Curriculum is Everything and, ‘The Chimurenga Chronic‘, a once-off edition of an imaginary newspaper. Since 2013, Chimurenga have published the Chronic as a quarterly gazette, more information here.
Chimurenga magazine has featured work by emerging as well as established voices including Njabulo Ndebele, Lesego Rampolokeng, Santu Mofokeng, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Gael Reagon, Binyavanga Wainaina, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Boubacar Boris Diop, Tanure Ojaide, Dominique Malaquais, Simon Kuper, Goddy Leye,Zwelethu Mthethwa, Mahmood Mamdani, Jorge Matine, Amiri Baraka, Akin Adesokan, Ed Pavlic, Neo Muyanga, Johnny Dyani, Achal Prabhala, Olufemi Terry, Koffi Kwahule, Parselelo Kantai, Billy Kahora and Greg Tate, among others.