The Chimurenga Library is an online archive of pan African, independent periodicals. It is also the exhibition concept devised by the editors of Chimurenga for Cape Africa Platform 2009.
Presented in and around the newly launched Cape Town Central Library from 2 May – 21 June, the project embodies the proposition evoked by the title by "finding oneself," as Moses Molelekwa put it, on the shelves of the Central Library; or quietly encroaching upon its classification system; or proposing a navigation system, clearly subjective and affective, for content found both in Chimurenga and the collection of the Central Library.
Venue: Central Library, Drill Hall, c/o Darling and Parade Street, Cape Town
Details: Chimurenga Sessions
Next Session: Wednesday, 6 May, 6 pm at Central Library
Buckfever Underground — Dead Revolutionaries Club — Keorapetse Kgositsile
Keorapetse Kgositsile is a poet and essayist whose writings focus on Pan-African liberation as the fruit of informed heroism and compassionate humanism. His poetry books include My Name is Afrika (1971), The Present Is a Dangerous Place to Live (1974), Places and Bloodstains (1975), Herzspuren (1981; Traces of the Heart), and When the Clouds Clear (1990).
Formed by Toast Coetzer and Gilad Hockman, The Buckfever Underground combine darkly comical yet poetic, spoken English and Afrikaans lyrics with desolate soundscapes and unhinged post-rock guitars. The band has just release its third studio album, Saves.
Artist, writer and performer Kemang wa Lehulere is member of the art and publishing collective Dead Revolutionaries Club, based in Johannesburg.