Lynsey Chutel

Lynsey Chutel

I'm a multimedia journalist.

I am reporter for Quartz, covering Africa in the 21st century, touching on technology, gender and politics. I've been a correspondent with the AP, a TV producer & blogged about African pop culture.

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AfriPOP!: Get to Know: Issa Rae of ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’

Can you imagine a Senegalese-American Liz Lemmon running 30 Rock? Black women in film and television have been crammed into the role of the stony-faced, long-suffering strong woman or the devilish diva with daddy issues and a thing for the drink. But what about all of us in between? What about the quirky black girl figuring things out and trying to make it through the world?

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AfriPOP!: Hanging out with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“I am an African grandmother, you can be as frank as you like.”
At 75, with make-up caked for the harsh television lights, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is still beautiful. A necklace of thick pearls hangs from her neck. Below it, another of black pearls. She’s a gracious host, and soon journalists, camera crews, producers have forgotten the four hour wait.

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AfriPOP!: Spoek Mathambo on Afro-Futurism and Finally Taking South Africa

Lynsey Chutel tracked Nthato Mokgatha aka the Township Tech champion and got into his head...

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AfriPop! - What's New and Whats Next in Global African Culture

What's New and What's Next in Global African Culture...