Publishing Residency: Chimurenga

New Museum, New York City, United States
01 Mar 2013 - 31 Mar 2013

Chimurenga is a cultural platform for writing, art, and politics founded by Ntone Edjabe in 2002. In March 2013, Stacy Hardy of Chimurenga will research and develop groundwork for the group’s project in New York. While there, she will also present a lecture, introducing Chimurenga, their work, history, and current projects on Saturday March 16 at 3 p.m.

From its Cape Town offices, Chimurenga pursues a pan-African perspective through a range of endeavors, including: the African Cities Reader, a biannual publication that taps into urban life on the continent; Pilgrimages, an editorial project that paired fourteen African writers with guides in fourteen African cities in 2010; and the Chimurenga Library, an online archive of pan-African, independent periodicals. Chimurenga’s most recent project is the Chronic, a monthly newspaper that intervenes in the coverage of current events and perceptions of progress across the continent. Its title not only suggests an abbreviation of “The Chronicle,” a common naming convention for newspapers, but also signals a temporal lag or recurrence that distinguishes its close-to-the-ground coverage of politics, health, the economy, sports, arts, technology, and more.



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