EDJABE, Ntone (ed.)
The Chimurenga Chronic. Graphic Stories (July 2014)
This issue of The Chronic focuses on graphic stories and comic journalism. Blending illustrations, photography, written analysis, infographics, interviews, letters and more, visual narratives speak of everyday complexities in the Africa in which we live.
Binyavanga Wainaina and Youssou N’Dour open the edition, contributors also include Native Maqari, Biyi Bandele, Ramón Esono (AKA Jamón y Queso), Dudumalingani Mqombothi and Buntu Fihla, Fungai Machirori, Victor Gama, Willem Boshoff, Lesego Rampolokeng, Mafika Gwala, Nawel Louerrad, Canan Marasligil, Mogorosi Motshumi, Tony McDermott, Akin Adesokan and others.
This edition also features a special 8-page insert: the lost issue of Hei Voetsek!, a reawakening of Zebulon Dread‘s cult, handcrafted periodical featuring graphics by Cape Town’s art collective, Burning Museum. [publisher’s note]
The supplement Chronic Books also focuses on graphic culture, with essays on radical comics in 1970s South Africa, Nigeria and India.