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Video: Ntone Edjabe's African Discourse

"Discourse on Africa is geared towards simplicity, everything must be simple, 'he's a poor black man, he's a victim,' like there has to be a simple story, in a way this is what signifies Africa and global consciousness," Cameroonian publisher, Ntone Edjabe explains on CNN (above). "The moment you bring a degree of complexity to it, it kind of throws people off, they just don't know where to look anymore” he adds. Edjabe is the publisher of an avant-garde pan-African literary journal, Chimurenga, which Simon Kuper, writing in the Financial Times, dubbed to be better than The New Yorker. The influential journal - which canvasses submissions from writers across Africa and beyond - tries to add complexity and nuance to the study of life and art forms on the continent. The latest issue takes the form of a retrospective newspaper published during the ‘xenophobic attacks’ which took place in South Africa in 2008. Check out Chimurenga’s website.


 

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tekno x Mafikizolo, Yaw Tog, Muzi, Seyi Shay x Yemi Alade, M.anifest x Juls and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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