Excerpts from The Chimurenga Chronic
The Rise of a Somali Capital
By Parsalelo Kantai
Parselelo Kantai looks at the rise of Somali diaspora capital, and argues that ethnic capital mobilised at both an individual and communal level (the notional claims to ethnic blindness notwithstanding) is still the most effective route to securing economic and political legitimacy.
Faustin Linyekula: Somewhere Between A Scream and A Lullaby
By Stacy Hardy
In a city where the boundaries between life and death are laid bare, artists are birthing new spaces for dreaming ‘other ways of breathing’. Stacy Hardy reports from Kinshasa.
The Bard of Bloemfontein
By Achal Prabhala
Achal Prabhala goes to the heart of the Free State literary renaissance with the “deliberately mysterious and prodigiously talented” Omoseye Bolaji.
By Kai Friese
Kai Friese interrogates the colonial fantasy that lives on in the sententious philanthropy of ethical tourism.
Fish Soups as Love Potions
By Yemisi Ogbe
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.