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14 Sep 2018 00:00
Their song: Somi's 'Ginger Me Slowly' delicately entices her suitor to woo her with books, wine and trips to the lagoon.
Ginger Me Slowly by Somi: I’m definitely not trying to encourage anyone to woo me by putting this song on my list. My ears are just really attracted to how delicate Somi’s voice is as she beckons her suitor to woo her with books, wine and trips to the lagoon.
Amaculo: I’ve been reviewing footage and audio clips I recorded while visiting the Eastern Cape last week. Thixo ulilanga lethu and Ndinike amehlo ndikhangele. (MB)
Rediscovering the Genius of Bheki Mseleku: This evening (September 14), I want to join others in celebrating the life of musical savant Bheki Mseleku, who straddled the black world with his piano playing. At the last tribute I attended, the performances and the collective act of “memorialising” left me a changed person. (KS)
The Reading List
If Hollywood Insists on Deeming Women Good or Bad, I’d Rather Be Bad by Cate Young: I really have a thing for reflective writing in which the writer either reviews a text or analyses the various facets of pop culture by asking where they fit into all this. This helps me to navigate the topic at hand. In this article,the writer takes a look at how tropes about women in Hollywood are based on binaries. She does this by taking a look at the characters she resonated with in two drama series, Gossip Girl and 90210. The article is one example of the many pieces written in this style. It’s not about what they’re writing about. It’s about how they write it. (ZH)
The White Room by Craig Higginson: In some cases, authors make their characters’ inner world take centre stage. Although I am at the beginning stages of this book, its characters inhabit a tangible world and the dialogue is steeped in their social circumstances. The book feels ornate and deliberately crafted. (KS)
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