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'Chimurenga Chronic' Pan-African Gazette [Review]

'Chimurenga Chronic,' is a new quarterly Pan-African gazette featuring new voices in the latest art, opinion, photography and African news.

Writing about Africa has always been a fraught business. When we tell stories about the continent, Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel once observed, “we can't speak without an imported frame of reference, carving up the years into the pre-colonial, post-colonial era: once upon a time in the golden age, once upon a time the dark ages that followed." In each case the story of our everyday lives is curtailed towards simplicity and this in an issue the Chronic, a Pan-African quarterly gazette published by Chimurenga, seeks to rectify.

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Retrospective Pan-African Gazette 'Chimurenga Chronic' Returns

Retrospective pan-African newspaper "Chimurenga Chronic" returns as a quarterly publication.

What is time? Novelist and literary academic Imraan Coovadia in his brilliant essay, "Midnight," writes that science has yet to come up with a satisfactory description: “an account of why it exists and how it progress… the physical time of the cosmos, expressed in the changes of subatomic particles and forces and billion sun galaxies, differs from historical time, with its emphasis on economic and cultural processes, and also from the psychological time of human beings." The point is that time is not as linear as we supposed it to be.

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