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Dinika Govender

Dinika Govender

    A lens on a portfolio review
    A lens on a portfolio review
    ‘Whoa.” It is an exhalation collectively released by photographers Reatile Moalusi, Kgomotso Neto Tleane as they enter the New Museum on New...
    When tapas tap your wallet dry
    When tapas tap your wallet dry
    On a recent trip to Cape Town, a friend and fellow food lover called to invite me to explore a newish Indian restaurant in town.
    SA’s heartiest holes in the wall
    SA’s heartiest holes in the wall
    There are two instructive proverbs among my (Indian South African) people about eating out: “Do not pay restaurant prices to eat what you or your...
    When pudding is no trifling matter
    When pudding is no trifling matter
    My first memory of trifle pudding is one of an eat-and-run mission. It was during the height of Visiting Season — the “Festive Season” to...
    Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
    Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
    During a conversational interview with Man Booker prize-winning author Paul Beatty in late August, he relates a story about going to hear author...
    Love as a bridge to art of the past
    Love as a bridge to art of the past
    Bondage. Perversion. Recognition. Retreat. These are among the forms in which love greets us as we enter the Johannesburg Art Gallery. We are here...
    ​10 great Middle Eastern films you’ve probably never heard of
    ​10 great Middle Eastern films you’ve probably never heard of
    Issues of representation — or rather the lack of representation — in cinema are birthmarks of the global cultural economy. These issues...
    Xhosa Sci-Fi brings Afrofuturism home
    Xhosa Sci-Fi brings Afrofuturism home
    An afternoon chat squeezed between schedules with Mandisa Nduna, creative polymath and star of Stillborn, turns into a cosmic exploration...
    Where the underrepresented stories are
    Where the underrepresented stories are
    There is little joy in recognising the tragic irony that comes with being hands-and-feet on the floor of a bookshop, staring at the bottom shelves...
    Danger to white cube galleries
    Danger to white cube galleries
    On the fringe of Johannesburg’s tentacular gentrification, Danger Gevaar Ingozi Studio is home to those with critical imaginations and no qualms...