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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.
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
Eric Lau confesses a little secret — he would like to meet and work with pianist Afrika Mkhize. Lau, an electronic music producer based in London, encountered the pianist some years ago when he...
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
I had pinky-sworn I’d never go to Kitcheners again. My reasons were not quite political. I just felt I had indulged it enough as a consumer. Last...
​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
In the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal and in its urban crevices, believers on either side of the Nazareth Baptist Church will say one thing in...
​Teju Cole essays a bid to break free of genre
​Teju Cole essays a bid to break free of genre
I recently listened to a video in which American singer-songwriter Richie Havens recalls the aftermath of the inauguration of Barack Obama as...
History as a woman’s work
History as a woman’s work
"I am a woman who uses her voice. That I have laryngitis right now is hilarious to me," says artist Carrie Mae Weems. By “voice,” Weems is...
Tony Gum: ​A rapid-fire blast into art world
Tony Gum: ​A rapid-fire blast into art world
Cape Town-based visual artist, film student and Instagram enigma Tony Gum has been in the South African consciousness for some time, both as...
Berlin Biennale curator Gabi Ngcobo gets organised
Berlin Biennale curator Gabi Ngcobo gets organised
The recent appointment of Gabi Ngcobo as the curator of the upcoming 10th Berlin Biennale should come as no surprise to those who have paid...
​Bending time with African instruments
​Bending time with African instruments
When musicologist and performer Dizu Plaatjies and his percussion ensemble iBuyambo introduced one of their songs at a recent Music in Africa...
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...