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Chimurenga Chronic, the award-winning, edge-cutting Cape Town-based magazine is out with yet another issue, and this time its sharp lenses are focused on the incredibly complex, multi-faceted institution that is the African university.

Packed full with brilliant pieces and photos, this issue explores the ambiguities and tensions involved in the university’s function as a site for revolution and decolonization. With contributors from all across Africa as usual, this edition promises to offer a fresh, holistic perspective on the chief concerns of the African continent.

The university is not a surprising choice for this year’s theme. Only recently, the administration of many schools in Africa and around the world have come under attack for racist policies. Universities are, of course, rife with political meaning and relevance and as usual, Chimurenga is here to educate and unpack all the meaning and history involved for the rest of us.

According to the official press release:

The latest issue of Chimurenga’s pan-African gazette, The Chronic, explores the tensions between reform and revolution, and decolonisation and the neoliberal order in the academy, through the lens of history and via the alternate education paradigms based in indigenous knowledge systems, and also arising from South Africa’s radical anti-apartheid struggle.

This edition also features some supplementary football talk, as well as the classic photonovella titled “Jabu Comes to Joburg,” a South African tale re-imagined by Achal Prabhala.

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With contributions from Rustum Kozain, Florence Madenga, Yemisi Aribisala, Lidudumalingani and many more, this issue promises to be both entertaining and intellectually stimulating.

Make sure to download your digital copy here.

 

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Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle is a creative writer and a student of International Studies and English. Some of her work has been published by Shale, Limestone, Indiana Review and Brittle Paper. She is passionate about language, stories and Chipotle, and would almost always rather be writing.

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