Chimurenga Library

Before I go into detail about the Printed Matter Art Book Fair, I want to put in a quick plug for the Chimurenga Library. On October 6th I attended the event for Chimurenga at The Kitchen. The evening was informative and entertaining. Contributors from the magazine read articles and lectured, and three short films were shown.

At the event I learned about the Chimerenga Library. The Library is online and focuses on independent pan-African periodicals from around the world. The Library is curated by writers, readers, and artists. Please make sure to check out this great resource.

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  1. liepollo says:

    and it hasn’t ended…
    Chimurenga Library through the use of new media, collaborative editing,
    content and knowledge sharing, is featured at the Cape Town Central Library as part of the CAPE BIENNAL 09 (2 May – 21 June).

    The project seeks to engage the Library as a space for experimentation, creativity and knowledge dissemination for both the young and aged using the following interventions:
    • DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITIONS
    Display of Chimurenga Library featured journals as well as Chimurenga magazine,
    an interactive sound exhibition, fi lms and multimedia screenings, reading routes
    that reimagine the Library as a laboratory for extended curiosity, new adventures,
    critical thinking, random perusal;
    • MUSIC/SOUND INTERVENTIONS
    Weekly sessions, 6 May – 17 June from 18h00 (contact Chimurenga for itinerary),
    that contest traditional divisions between words, music and image, literature
    and street culture, textuality and orality. Participants include Kgositsile
    Keorapetse, George Hallet, Sean O’ Toole, Hymphatic Thabs, Buckfever Underground
    and many more;
    • CHIMURENGA-NYANA
    A pavement literature project consisting of serialised affordable booklets culled
    from the vast history of texts previously published in Chimurenga magazine; and
    • STUDENT WORKSHOPS
    A collaborative editing, content and knowledge sharing exercise with learners
    from schools in and around Cape Town from 15 June – 19 June 2009, starting at
    10h00.

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