November 16, 2019

"Couldn't there be more intercultural exchange OUR way?"

November 13, 2019

Who talks about refugees in Tanzania, and what do they say?

November 10, 2019

#SudanUprising in Copenhagen

June 23, 2019

On 26 June I moderate talks & debate on #SudanUprising in #Copenhagen.

The Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih joins via Skype.

Kindly read Khalid's article a...

Update: Everyday Poetics: Instagramming Life in East Africa in Belgrade

April 26, 2019


April 12, 2019

Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.

January 30, 2019

On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (e...

''We've died''

January 22, 2019

Bikozulu tells the stories of the people making it through last week's terror attack in Nairobi.

See the Instagram post here

If you ask me, and someti...

FILM: Wakamba Forever

January 21, 2019

Colonianism revisited:

..''a hilarious take on Masaku and McMillan’s first encounter set in the 21st century. From a dramatic re-telling of the Kamba o...

Chuchu: ''We are not the audience. We are the story''.

January 20, 2019

Two important tweet threads (see below) which take point of departure in the New York Times coverage of the Riverside terror attack on 15 January 2019...

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Read The Chimurenga Chronic

Thursday, March 26, 2015

'Our reality refuses to be mapped only by GDP, scales, set squares and compasses; it also requires hands, feet and hearts. And memory. Memory is central. The new edition of theChronic, presenting new cartographies for Africa is now available.'


And listen to Brittle Paper when she writes:

'CNN calls Chimurenga Chronic “Africa’s answer to the New Yorker.”


But the truth is the New Yorker has nothing on the Cape Town-based magazine.Chimurenga Chronic is edgy and experimental in a way that the New Yorker could never be.'


And do also check out Nikolaj Cyon, an artist from Sweden who has worked with precolonial Africa as a theme in his art - a mind experiment, where he has made a map of what Africa could have looked like in the mid 19th century if Europe had never become a colonizing world power. Read more here

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PhD Student, MA in African Studies, journalist and former development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism