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Guilt Trips

Posted 30 July 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | 1 Comment

Kai Friese interrogates the colonial fantasy that lives on in the sententious philanthropy of ethical tourism in this excerpt from the Chronic Life magazine in The Chimurenga Chronic. [Research material : Article brief & reading list]   Escape Narratives Suspicion in the Oriental is a sort of malignant tumour, a mental malady, that makes him […]

Fish Soup As Love Potions

Posted 30 July 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | No Comments

Yemisi Ogbe lives in Calabar in Cross River State, where the scent of fish is all-pervasive and the aphrodisiac is as much in the cooking as in the eating. She shares the secret recipe in this article excerpted from the Chronic Life magazine in The Chimurenga Chronic. [Research material : Article brief & reading list] […]

Dressing For God – Clothed by Simangele Kalisa

Posted 11 March 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | No Comments

Brief The style of religion The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) are instantly recognizable via their distinctive uniforms: the men are in khaki trousers and jackets, with black, flat-topped hats; the women, if in the choir, wear bright blue dresses, aprons and green berets, or green skirts and bright yellow blouses, green jerseys and berets. The […]

The Business Of Voluntourism by Melanie Boehi

Posted 10 March 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | No Comments

Writer’s brief The business of volunteering tourism For many countries and especially formerly colonised countries tourism is a major source of income. For over a century, images and imaginings of wild nature, wild animals and wild people have drawn adventure-hungry European travellers to the African continent. In recent years, more attention has been paid to […]

Black Nationalist Porn

Posted 07 March 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | No Comments

“The cum shot is a foreign concept.” – Tau Morena (Lion King), creator of Sondeza Launched in 2008, South African black amateur porn site Sondeza now has over a million hits and has spun off a full length feature film, Mapona Volume 1. While the site has attracted plenty of attention as South Africa’s first […]

English Translation of Say What You mean by Karen Press

Posted 16 February 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | No Comments

Below is the English translation of poet Karen Press’ ‘Say what you mean,’ a language lesson published in Chronic Life  SAY WHAT YOU MEAN  ESSENTIAL LANGUAGE FOR EVERYDAY SITUATIONS  REVISE WHAT YOU LEARNED LAST WEEK IN LESSON 7.THEN TRY LESSON 8. REVISION: LESSON 7  Make a sentence with each vocabulary item in the list I […]

When Mrs Ransom-Kuti met Kwame Nkrumah

Posted 08 February 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | 1 Comment

Great leaders often seem so different and distant from us. What they achieve seems so extraordinary that we think of them as superhuman. This is especially the case when we read stories of daring women. They seem not to be of woman born. But when we start to look at them in terms of their […]

Doing it for/vs Daddy

Posted 06 February 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | No Comments

It’s one of Africa’s oldest archetypes: The Daddy’s Boy. Groomed by their powerful fathers to continue the family dynasty – be it in businesses or politics, they’re the lifeblood of exclusive international schools around the continent (e.g. British School of Lomé (BSL), Togo) and are typically rich, soft and spoiled – just check out BSL’s […]

Urban Foraging

Posted 26 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | 1 Comment

A survivalist guide to urban foraging* and eating well with minimum or no expenditure. Rapid increases in food prices in 2007 and 2008 thrust “food insecurity” in urban areas into the spotlight. Ironical everyday in South Africa countless free promotions, gallery openings, conferences and functions offer patrons free food – from promotional tasting in large […]

Fufu Pot by Rustum Kozain

Posted 01 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic life | No Comments

Reading List Grant, R & Angelou M 1990, Caribbean and African Cookery, Seven Hills Books, Cincinnati, OH. Fields, M. J 1931, Gold coast Food, Achimota College Press, Ghana Saffery, D 2007, The Ghana Cookery Book, Jeppestown Press <http://books.google.com/books?id=tSVcQFoIsDIC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false> Otoo, D & Otoo, T 1997, Authentic African Cuisine from Ghana, Sankofa McCann, J 2009, Stirring the […]

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