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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...
Pride people, 'wake the fuck up'
Pride people, 'wake the fuck up'
Fifteen years after the release of Simon and I, filmmaker and activist Bev Ditsie’s intimate portrayal of her friendship with fellow...
​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,...
​Starved of a soft place to land
​Starved of a soft place to land
I have fasted in my life — once for a period of two months. Eating at dawn and sunset each day but going without during the day. In times of...
​Two albums and a resistance
​Two albums and a resistance
The year 2016 seems to be slouching to some kind of morbid end. Commentators with a claim to progressive persuasions everywhere are making...
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....
On our Lists this week: King Tha still reigns and Dave Chappelle's SNL take on Trump
On our Lists this week: King Tha still reigns and Dave Chappelle's SNL take on Trump
Jikijela: Thandiswa Mazwai’s newly released remake of Letta Mbulu’s song of the same title. She was wise to sip from...
#CulturePop: Strangely, not fiction
#CulturePop: Strangely, not fiction
The art of going out with a bang — former public protector Thuli Madonsela possesses this elusive talent. The hallowed author of the 355...
Thundercat and the unidentified H.E.R. in this week's The Lists
Thundercat and the unidentified H.E.R. in this week's The Lists
For the past three years, I have been involved in a protracted meditation on Thundercat. Graeme Arendse (art director, Chimurenga) reckons...
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...
Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures
Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures
Deborah Willis (chair, department of photography and imaging, Tisch/SCA and NYU), Cheryl Finley (director, visual studies, Cornell University),...
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...
340ml, The Leftovers and Teju Cole are on our Lists
340ml, The Leftovers and Teju Cole are on our Lists
The Vedanta Treatise: Swami Parthasarathy’s seminal work about recognising and harnessing one’s core self is the kind...
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...

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