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The Sahara is not a Boundary

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In the minds of many, the Sahara exists as a boundary between the Maghreb and “Black Africa”. History and our lived experience tell a different story. The latest issue of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic, bears testimony to this. Designed in collaboration with Studio Safar in Beirut, and published in its entirety in Arabic […]

PASS at Performa


Pass occupied the Performa 15 Hub in New York with the Chimurenga Library. This multi-tiered programming platform takes the form of a library-of-people, bringing together a broad spectrum of collaborators and literal bodies of knowledge in an improvised, pop-up library which also functions as radio studio and market. The Chimurenga Library engages trade as both […]

Presenting Chimurenga Chronic New Cartographies


On Thursday, the 23rd of April 2015, Chimurenga presents the latest issue of the Chronic. Join us for a conversation with Ntone Edjabe (Chimurenga), Billy Kahora (Kwani), Achille Mbembe (Wits), and artists Nolan Oswald Dennis and Francis Burger. Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question: when will […]

Read the Chimurenga Chronic in German

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A special German-language edition of Chimurenga’s pan African gazette, the Chronic is now available. The 68-page publication features translations of selected writings from the first 3 editions of the Chronic, with themes ranging from ways to overcoming borders to Astro/Afrosonics. Contributors include Akin Adesokan, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Parselelo Kantai, Jackie Lebo, Harmony Holiday, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, […]

The Chronic – out now-now

The new edition of pan African quarterly, the Chronic, offers forays into interlaced subjects of power, resistance, protest, mobilisation, mobility and belonging. Marked by an urgency to unsettle divides between opportunism and opportunity, life and liberation, here and there, and then and now-now, the newspaper acts as a platform from which to engage the practices, […]

The new issue of the Chimurenga Chronic – out now!

Published by Chimurenga, the Chronic is quarterly pan African newspaper that gives voice to all aspects of life on the continent and celebrates our capacity to continually produce something bold, beautiful and full of humour. Produced in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Paris, Lagos, Yaoundé, Accra, Kinshasa, Dakar, Kampala and Delhi, and distributed globally, it seeks […]

Chimurenga in New York

Chimurenga Session Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 3pm New Museum Theater, Bowery Street New York This month Chimurenga is at the New Museum as part of Museum as Hub program doing groundwork for a residency later in the year. We’ll also be presenting a Chimurenga Session on Saturday, March 16 at 3pm at the New […]

Chimurenga Chronic – out now

A 48-page newspaper and 40-page stand-alone books review magazine featuring writing, art and photography inflected by the workings of innovation, creativity and resistance. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Binyanvanga Wainaina, Dominique Malaquais, Mahmood Mamdani, Andile Mngxitama, Gwen Ansell, Patrice Nganang, Achal Prabhala, Rustum Kostain, Karen Press, Niq Mhlongo, Paula Akugizibwe, Tolu Ogunlesi, Sean Jacobs, Harmony Holiday, Howard French, […]