Dinika Govender

When tapas tap your wallet dry

It’s cultural appropriation taken a smidge too far when trendy fusion food becomes confusion cuisine that’s an insult to its humble Indian roots

Goodbye Bra Hugh

Hugh Masekela: I’m the kind of person who goes on with life. I was one of the smallest benders of the era.

Who was Bra Willie?

Though he may be cemented in history as a poet first, Keorapetse Kgositsile was both political dissident and artist.

SA’s heartiest holes in the wall

Eating out this festive season needn’t bankrupt you. Here are some of our best cheap, family-run eateries

When pudding is no trifling matter

"And for as long as Koo does not change its canned peaches recipe and raspberry jelly is still pink, the family trifle pudding will stay the same".

For Emilly-Rose, who is not old enough to read this

"People do not like to be outed, to feel shamed, even when they have wronged. It is more likely that you will be made to feel even weaker".

Mansplaining and MisoHawni’s “mishap” mishap

A Jo'burg-based restaurant called Misohawni had to change its name and apologise after it was accused of ‘cultural appropriation, racism and misogyny’

Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits

Paul Beatty touches on key issues but writes in such a way that he doesn’t have to speak for black people

On writing rituals and routines

Find out what the writing process is like for writers BarbaraAdair, Jennifer Shinta Ayebazibwe and Zukolwenkosi Zikala.

Love as a bridge to art of the past

Hundreds of South African works held in a German collection embody a golden era of black protest art

​10 great Middle Eastern films you’ve probably never heard of

If we can shift our focus even slightly away from American films we’ll discover a wonderfully diverse world of non-Western narratives.

Xhosa Sci-Fi brings Afrofuturism home

"The resolve to create a believable AI from a South African perspective is convention-shifting."

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