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“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, Chimurenga will be partnering with RAW to host the RAW Académie: a tuition-free residential experiential study programme for artistic and curatorial […]

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Monumental Failures

    Dominique Malaquais reports from Cameroon on the active objection of one ‘Combattant’ to the negation of many, cast in stone. Decrying these monumental symbols to the least salubrious of colonial exploits, his rebellion is most fitting in a country that stands on ceremony other than its own. His name is Mboua Massock. He […]

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No Easy Truce Between Africa’s Most Powerful Brothership

By Tolu Ogunlesi On a per-person basis, South Africans drink four times more beer than Nigerians; as a country, South Africa enjoys ten times more electricity that thrice-as-populated Nigeria. So, before leaving the starting blocks, that’s already two goals to nil, against Nigeria. South Africa’s universities are also better regarded, and are home to large […]

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Shooting From Point Blank Range

Moses Serubiri turns on the television and watches the news unfold, in living and often riotous contradiction, in a programme that has viewers from Kampala to Kansas hooked on the hilarity, the spectacle and the harsh reality of Ugandan politics. In an episode of Point Blank, police officers join in watching a carnival of rioting […]

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‘Let’s face it: we’re in over our heads. We need the white folks to come back.’

Renegade Cameroonian filmmaker and theorist Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama pulls no punches about his disaffection with the state of affairs in his native country. It’s time, he argues, to quit the hypocrisy and turn off the autopilot.   Chronic Q: You say that you are in favour of a recolonisation of Cameroon? Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama: After fifty-two years of independence, the time […]

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