Chimurenga is a Cape Town based Pan-African thinktank and multimedia platform challenging cultural dominance through ground-breaking interventions founded by Ntone Edjabe in 2002.
Drawing together a myriad of voices from across Africa and the diaspora, it takes many forms operating as an innovative platform for free ideas and political reflection about Africa by Africans. Outputs include a journal of art and politics – Chimurenga Magazine; a quarterly broadsheet called The Chronic ; The Chimurenga Library – an online resource of collected independent Pan-African periodicals and personal books; the African Cities Reader – a biennial publication of urban life, Africa-style; and the Pan African Space Station (PASS) – an online radio station and pop-up studio.
The aim of these projects is not just to produce new knowledge, but rather to express the intensities of our world capturing those forces and taking action stretching of the boundaries, since unless the form and content beyond what exists isn’t pushed, then we are merely talking about colonised form reproduction. It requires not only a new set of questions, but its own set of tools. New practices and methodologies that allow us to engage the lines of what defines contemporary African life.