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Ntone Edjabe Edjabe

Ntone Edjabe was born in Douala (Cameroon) in 1970 and moved to Lagos (Nigeria) to complete his studies. In 1993 he moved to South Africa, where he has workedsince as a journalist, editor, publisher and DJ. He worked as a basketball coach from 1995-1998 and was Coaching Director of Basketball South Africa during this period. He co-founded the Pan African Market in 1999, a trade and cultural centre in Cape Town. He published a weekly music column in CapeTimes newspaper and worked as freelance editor from 1998 to 2002.

In 2001 he founded Chimurenga, a publication of culture and politics. He is also co-editor of African Cities Reader, a biennial publication in collaboration with the University of Cape Town. He is the founder and co-curator of the Pan African Space Station (PASS), an internet based musicproject. He has collaborated with numerous radio stations and publications,including Bush Radio 89.5, Politique Africaine, L'Autre Afrique, BBC Focus on Africa. As DJ, he is a founder of the Fong Kong Bantu Sound System, a collective based in Cape Town. As speaker on contemporary African art and culture, he has participated in events around the world, including Documenta 12, Africa Remix, Dak’art biennale and many more. In 2009 he was Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abramowitz Artist-in-Residence. He sits on the board of Keleketla Library, an arts organisation based in Johannesburg.

Selected publications

  • Restate the focus to shape local polemic in "Artthrob", n. 71, 07/2003.

  • The dour rhetoric of nation building, Rhodes University Journalism Review 24, 2004

  • Why blackman dey carry shit in Politique africaine, Issue 100 Cosmopolis: de la ville, de l'Afrique et du monde, Karthala Editions, 2006

  • African Comics, BBC Focus on Africa, 2007

  • Felasophy and the Quest for Lightness in the New South Africa, Zones of Emergency Lectures, MIT, 2008

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