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Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo studied journalism at Durban's ML Sultan Technikon before working at Independent Newspapers from 2000 to 2003. In 2005, he joined the Mail & Guardian's internship programme and later worked as a reporter at the paper between 2006 and 2008, before working as a researcher. He was the inaugural Eugene Saldanha Fellow in 2011.
Zim artists see with spiritual eyes
Zim artists see with spiritual eyes
Zimbabwean painter Portia Zvavahera’s work consists of grand, layered paintings of dreamlike, expressionistic images, taking as much from religion...
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening (Harvill Secker) is author and teacher Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s coming-of-age memoir that...
Book affair aims to liberate writing and publishing from the monopoly
Book affair aims to liberate writing and publishing from the monopoly
It seems we are not too far removed from a time when two or three black people gathered together were to be separated from their common purpose. And...
​‘Africans in America’ reveals diasporic disconnections
​‘Africans in America’ reveals diasporic disconnections
In an online talk, Africans in America co-curator Hank Willis Thomas describes a friend’s experience atop a camel in southern Egypt. A...
​Authors are (not) selling themselves
​Authors are (not) selling themselves
In South Africa, the Fallist-inspired approach of “decolonising everything” has to some extent polarised literature circles. Older writers,...
The newest Tabane album is many things but the malombo music draws you in
The newest Tabane album is many things but the malombo music draws you in
Philip Nchipi Tabane’s latest album, ...
Going back for the future
Going back for the future
The midpoint of this week came with the news that singer Thandiswa Mazwai’s new album Belede would be released through the Universal...
The family is the sanctum
The family is the sanctum
The first time I heard of Project Elo, the ensemble project anchored by Tumi Mogorosi’s drumming, a friend was enthusing about a launch...
Horrors hidden in plain sight
Horrors hidden in plain sight
Under Dr Wouter Basson’s supervision, Project Coast, apartheid South Africa’s chemical and biological warfare programme, mastered the idea of...
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
In his piece The Public Art Hustle, curator Khwezi Gule argues that, in the same way backpackers are at the vanguard of bourgeois tourism,...
Snatched images turn 'Horsemen' into pretty postcards
Snatched images turn 'Horsemen' into pretty postcards
Thom Pierce’s The Horsemen of Semonkong is arresting in its aesthetic beauty. The riders – men, women and sometimes children – look...
'The world in our heads' – an anthology of images at LagosPhoto Festival
'The world in our heads' – an anthology of images at LagosPhoto Festival
The LagosPhoto Festival is themed ...