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The Chimurenga Library: Who Killed Kabila – catalogue now available

The Chimurenga Library is a research platform that seeks to re-imagine the library as a laboratory for extended curiosity, new adventures, critical thinking, daydreaming, socio-political involvement, partying and random perusal. Curated by Chimurenga, it offers an opportunity to investigate the library and the archive as conceptual and physical spaces in which memories are preserved and […]

Who Killed Kabila?


The Pan African Space Station/Chimurenga Library at La Colonie, Paris 13 December – 17 December 2018 Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks ‘Who […]

Pan African Space Station lands in Mexico City

From 4 October – 26 November 2017, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) will land at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City. For 8 weeks, the PASS studio will function as “ecole du soir” (evening school) – a meeting place, a classroom, and laboratory where different worlds will converge. The radio programming explores the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, […]

End of Elections

This week in the Chronic Online: The End of Elections? Paula Akugizibwe reads Seeing by Portuguese author Jose Saramago to find out what happens to a democratic system when no one turns up to vote. From albocracy (Government by “white” men or Europeans) through plousiocracy (The privileged rule of the wealthy) and  schismarch (one who […]

Songs for Biko, and other stomps, screams and prayers

12th, 2017 marks the anniversary of the murder of Bantu Stephen Biko in police detention. We remember… but, as Gail Smith reminds us in Death by Memory, memory is sometimes murder… Read takes sand listen to mixes on Biko and black consciousness, black collectivity and beership in The Chronic Online. Its 15 years since Chimurenga […]

Conversations with Writers on PASS – 6-10 September

From 6-10 September, coinciding with the Open Book Fest that will run over the same period, Chimurenga will host a series of interviews and conversations with a selection of authors and guests of the festival LIVE on the Pan African Space Station. Tune in to listen via Programme: Chibundu Onuzo with Luso Mnthali : […]