Chimurenga is one of the most avant-garde and cutting-edge publications on the continent. Binyavanga Wainaina, award-wining Kenyan writer and founder of the hyper-hip Kenyan-based magazine, Kwani?, called it “the finest literary magazine in Africa,” and Vanity Fair described it as “an uber-cool, multilingual journal spinning a funky mix of art, culture and political writing from and about Africa.”
This year, keep an eye out for the Chimurenga Chronicle, a one-day-only edition of a fictional weekly newspaper featuring the continent’s leading journalists, editors, writers, photographers and artists, and backdated to the first week of the xenophobic violence that rocked South Africa from May 11-18 2008. It will be produced in association with Cassava Republic Press and the hip Kenya-based magazine, Kwani?
Each edition will cost N2,500-postage excluded.To get your copy, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isn't this a cool way to start the month? With Chimurenga? Happy May, people! And yes, happy Workers' Day!