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Reading "Chimurenga" Magazine

The Write Stuff


The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

The Hoodie of the Future


The Hoodie of the Future

British clothier Vollebak makes garments for today’s superhero.

The Perfect Pour

Wine and Spirits

The Perfect Pour

A deep dive into the world of Macallan Scotch whisky.


Founded by Cameroonian journalist and DJ Ntone Edjabe in Cape Town in 2002, Chimurenga is a throwback to the great Pan-African literary journals of the ‘40s and ‘50s. It quickly built a reputation for standout fiction (Teju Cole, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Binyavanga Wainaina published in it early in their careers) and long-form journalism. After putting out 16 issues, reaping awards and even collaborating on a music festival, its editors are now publishing a quarterly newspaper, The Chronic.


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