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Women in Power

Posted 22 July 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

How Much Power Does the First Lady Wield? Is Chantal Biya hair a smokescreen? Are Zuma’s daughters his real coup? They are regularly marginalised, ignored, patronised or viewed simply as accessories. But the women behind men in power are often more than a “wives club.” In this piece Jibrin Ibrahim exploresd “The First Lady Syndrome”, […]

The Scrabble for Time: the geopolitics of time zones

Posted 22 July 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

Who controls time? Given a 24-hour clock, the world can in principle be divided into 24 equal zones, each covering 15 degrees of longitude but geographical and political factors introduced complexity. The dateline and standard time zones, dates from 1884′s International Meridian Conference. Bringing together powers predominantly from the West it agreed on a 24-hour […]

Cuban medical internationalism

Posted 21 July 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

How is Cuba healing the world? How did Cuba save 4 million people? Cuban medical internationalism is the Cuban programme, since the 1959 Cuban Revolution, of sending Cuban medical personnel overseas, particularly to Latin America, Africa and, more recently, Oceania, and of bringing medical students and patients to Cuba. We investigate the machinary behind what […]

How to change your view of Africa

Posted 28 January 2012 | By | Categories: news & events | No Comments

“I once had coffee in Cape Town with a Cameroonian named Ntone Edjabe. He ran an English-language journal called Chimurenga, but what I remembered from our chat were his vignettes of Lagos (where he’d studied) and Johannesburg (where he went next). In Lagos, he said, you’d be driving down the highway and suddenly see a […]

The Chronic Reading Room at the Göteborg Biennial

Posted 25 October 2011 | By | Categories: news & events | No Comments

The Chimurenga Chronic is in Sweden as part of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. The Chronic “Reading Room” at the Röda Sten Art Centre is open until the end of the Biennial, on November 13, 2011. An intervention in both time and space, the reading room functions as a “time capsule” that suspends […]

The Chimurenga Chronic – available now!

Posted 24 October 2011 | By | Categories: news & events | 3 Comments

Chimurenga Magazine‘s new issue, the Chimurenga Chronic, a speculative newspaper set in May 2008, is now available online via the Chimurenga Shop, and on the streets, in spaza shops and in bookstores. Get a copy: • online via the Chimururenga Shop • in South Africa through Chimurenga at select spaza shops in Cape Town and […]

The Chronic Library exhibition in Joburg

Posted 24 October 2011 | By | Categories: news & events | 1 Comment

Chimurenga Magazine launched The Chimurenga Chronic with a Chronic Library exhibition from 19-26 October 2011 and a live music event in Johannesburg last Friday. “The Forest and the Zoo”, a Blue Notes tribute concert took place last Friday, 21 October at the Drill Hall, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. Read “Out of the Blue“, Gwen Ansell‘s preview […]

Chronic Street Poster 7

Posted 17 October 2011 | By | Categories: news & events | 1 Comment

How do you hide 25 million people? The seventh of our Chronic posters is out on the streets! Download the PDF here. Get Poster 1 , Poster 2 , Poster 3 , Poster 4, Post 5, and Poster 6.

Chronic Launch in Joburg

Posted 13 October 2011 | By | Categories: news & events | 3 Comments

Chimurenga Magazine launches its new issue, the Chimurenga Chronic, a speculative newspaper set in May 2008, with a Chronic Library exhibition and a live music event in Johannesburg from 19-26 October 2011.     “The Forest and the Zoo” – a Blue Notes tribute concert on 21 October at the Drill Hall (14/15/16 Twist Street, Joubert […]

Chronic posters hit Cape Town

Posted 13 October 2011 | By | Categories: news & events | No Comments

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