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Milisuthando Bongela

Milisuthando Bongela

Milisuthando Bongela is the Mail & Guardian's arts and culture editor. She is a multi award-winning writer, blogger and collaborator. She has experience in the arts having worked in fashion, music, art and film as well as a decade-long career in consulting, entrepreneurship, blogging and cultural activism. She is also directing a documentary about hair and black identity, a film she calls the report card on the rainbow nation project.
    South African film The Wound to be screened at Sundance
    South African film The Wound to be screened at Sundance
    This weekend, The Wound will become the second South African narrative film to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival in the event's...
    8 reasons to catch the Golden Globe awards tonight
    8 reasons to catch the Golden Globe awards tonight
    By now you might have heard about how Meryl Streep won the internet after her provocative and emotional speech as she accepted the Cecil B DeMille...
    ​They say if you really love something, let it go
    ​They say if you really love something, let it go
    When I stop eating meat seven weeks ago, it is not because of grand ideological reasoning. No weight-related motivation. No pressure from vegans or...
    The cloying discomfort of the middle
    The cloying discomfort of the middle
    To what end is everything that constitutes the ways in which we spend our time? If 85% of my time is taken up with churning stories into the...
    ​Park Corner: Rosebank’s new groove
    ​Park Corner: Rosebank’s new groove
    Bolton Road CollectionPark Corner, a new development on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Road in Rosebank,...
    Where is the white feminist movement in SA?
    Where is the white feminist movement in SA?
    Six months ago, I got a phone call from a white girlfriend of mine. Well … we are not friends friends but we respect each other’s work...
    Spoonfuls of raw meat and ‘stubborn gladness’
    Spoonfuls of raw meat and ‘stubborn gladness’
    On the day Donald Trump was announced as the president elect of the United States, my response was to imagine the last time I felt truly carefree....
    How do we fight for a better love ethic anyway?
    How do we fight for a better love ethic anyway?
    This year has taught me that love is a skill that is lost to many of us because, among other things, we prioritise romantic love and are taught to...
    Athi-Patra Ruga glistens and glows at Performa Biennale
    Athi-Patra Ruga glistens and glows at Performa Biennale
    Last week South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga performed at a Gala event in New York, held to honour curator and writer Okwui Enwezor and to...
    Living your best life while your country burns
    Living your best life while your country burns
    On the day I found out that Shaeera Kalla was shot, Busisiwe Seabe was stun-grenaded and Benjamin Lesedi Phehla was fatally run over, I received a...
    Searching for beauty that makes you feel alive
    Searching for beauty that makes you feel alive
    When I sat down to write this week, my attention was focused on the subject of beauty. Not physical or glamorous beauty, but the sometimes...
    ​#FeesMustFall anthem is a historic modern spiritual
    ​#FeesMustFall anthem is a historic modern spiritual
    I began my week with an extraordinary request to my phone. As I made my way to work on Monday, between deep breaths and red robots, I typed the...