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Book Reviews Long List Chronic 2

Posted 11 March 2013 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

Fiction   Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Knopf, May 2013 From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful new novel–her first in seven years: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call […]

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Mweb-Multichoice: a secret history

Posted 05 October 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

Owned by Naspers, a South African multinational media group with a well documented apartheid history, the MultiChoice African business provides multi-channel pay television and subscriber management services in 48 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa and the adjacent Indian Ocean islands. This indepth history maps the interaction of culture, politics and shifting economic landscapes in Africa through […]

Sending it home

Posted 24 September 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

An economy of corpses finding their way back across bureaucracies, bank drafts, borders. Globalism, urbanisation and migration have created new economies. One such is the transportation of the body of the deceased back home, to their countries, their homesteads, their families. This piece tracks this journey. Taking the everyday and ‘scenes from a life’ as […]

Travel writing on places of total power

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Travel writing on places of total power: the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Dos Santos’ palace in Luanda, Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa, Dubai airport, the Googleplex (corporate headquarters of Google Inc) etc. What is the relationship between power and place? In this regular “travel section” we journey behind the walls, doors and gates of places of […]

Chronic arts

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

Miami. Nostalgia for Baby Doc rubs shoulders with nostalgia for the Bay of Pigs. And Balaguer. Do(es) battle with other dreams of homeland. Shuttles between this place and that place. Haiti, Cuba, DR – one, all, most – imagined from Miami, on the edge of Millennium 3 (Chenjerai Hove ‘s new book Homeless Sweet Home: […]

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Book reviews – long list

Posted 11 September 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

Life and a Half A Novel Sony Labou Tansi Translated by Alison Dundy, Introduction by Dominic Thomas Indiana University, Series: Global African Voices 1/18/2011 Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi’s response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political […]

Books – writer profiles & interviews

Posted 10 September 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

Writers Profiles This regular feature profiles and celebrates our bright and best literary minds, with a particular emphasis on ground-break post-colonial writing that has changed accepted modes and forms of literature and broadened the scope of writing and ideas in and about Africa, often overlooked within today’s increasingly commercial and globalised publishing industry. Featuring a […]

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