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YAKHAL' INKOMO AT 50! "His face was inflated like a balloon, it was wet with sweat, his eyes huge and red. He grew tall, shrank, coiled into himself, uncoiled and the cry came out of his horn. That's the meaning of Yakhal'inkomo" - Bra Wally. "When the clouds clear, we shall know the colour of the sky" - Bra Willy.

Join us for a re-listen of Mankunku Ngozi's masterpiece and other great selections from 1968.

Sun 22 from 3pm at Breaking Bread - Zipho's & Unati's shebeen.
1Ryk Street, Brooklyn, CT
+27 82 254 1814

IT'S COMING HOME!! Join us for a presentation of the current edition of Chimurenga Chronic - The Invention of Zimbabwe.

Sat 21 July, On The Roof (Mazowe st)

Teresa Ayugi & Bongani Kona

With Kudzanai Chiurai, Simbarashe Mumera, Farai Mudzingwa, Marko Phiri, Netsayi Chigwendere, Ranga Mberi and Chirikure Chirikure.

Follow link in bio for more on this issue.

And see you there.

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Bra Herbie Tsoaeli in storytelling mode - with Claude Cozens and Nduduzo Makhathini. Listen up. Check link in bio.

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"To ask if someone is a person is a question of ethical character, having nothing to do with their biology or race, but with the history of their interactions with other people, and whether it can be said that they have conducted themselves humanely, that is, with Hunhu. The judgement of character can be also extended to a group of people with a history of interactions with a given Bantu-speaking community. The history of white settlers’ unjust conquest of Zimbabwe’s land and indigenous people, has seen it that when wanting to know the race of a person it is possible to ask, “Mhunhu here?” and, should the person be white, it’s appropriate to answer, “Aiwa, murungu.” (No, they are a white person.) In other words, varungu (white settlers) haven’t historically been considered vanhu (human), because they failed to treat the indigenous people with Hunhu." As usual, Panashe Chigumadzi nails it - in the latest issue of Chronic. Follow link in bio to read the full essay.
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"Since my return from Nigeria, I have been experiencing an ongoing dialectic reality in my approach to melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and aesthetics. To explain this in writing would take nothing less than an exposition. Therefore, in the absence of time to write an exposition, I suggest that you listen to the music I have produced since I returned from Nigeria." Follow link in bio for full story of the great Yusef Lateef's life in Nigeria.

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The Chimurenga Library - on circulations. Presented as part of the African Mobilities exhibition curated by @joburg_bureau. And part of ongoing research on black imaginations of a borderless world - to be collected in a special edition of Chronic later this year.
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Friday prayers downtown Daxaar. People as infrastructure. We give thanks for the warmth.
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The Chronic, nyanas and more available at AABF in Dakar. Come visit.
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If in Daxaar (as Brother Steve Reid rightly called it) join us for a presentation of the new Chronic - this Friday @rawgram2011 from 3pm. See you there!
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When Cheikh Anta Diop, the great Senegalese scientist, philosopher and historian, collaborated with the government of Murtala Muhammed in Nigeria, to initiate a pan African nuclear arms program - in response to the so-called apartheid bomb. Mamadou Diallo has the story - published in the current edition of Chronic. Link in bio. (Pic: Cheikh Anta Diop at University of Lubumbashi in December 1972, after a lecture on the ancient history of Africa.) #chimurengachronic
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Fresh bread. Ready and out for the day. Happy Independence Day.

Join us for thanks giving today @africanflavourbooks from 6pm

You can pick up a copy there or via your own best favourite credit-ready chronic dealer.

Or via chimu shoppe online.
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Our sista comrade @masello_as_nomaslayer
is doing. This. Come tru.
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