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Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo studied journalism at Durban's ML Sultan Technikon before working at Independent Newspapers from 2000 to 2003. In 2005, he joined the Mail & Guardian's internship programme and later worked as a reporter at the paper between 2006 and 2008, before working as a researcher. He was the inaugural Eugene Saldanha Fellow in 2011.
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...
Biko book takes a few liberties
Biko book takes a few liberties
BIKO’S GHOST: THE ICONOGRAPHY OF BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS by Shannen L Hill (University of Minnesota Press)
Through the looking glass
Through the looking glass
‘In the news, people are portrayed in one particular way,” says photographer and 2015 Ernest Cole award-winner Masixole Feni. “If it is not...
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
The only Letta Mbulu album I own in tangible form is her 1973 opus, Naturally. In its cover image, Mbulu, in profile and almost in...
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
In a section titled Departures at the back of her new book of autobiographical essays, Pumla Dineo Gqola, a professor at Wits University’s...
Dangor’s fruit is still bitter
Dangor’s fruit is still bitter
‘What turned these apartheid police into killers?” asks author Achmat Dangor. He is in his lounge in the Johannesburg suburb of Parkview...
Artist Ayana V Jackson explores the vulnerability and strength of black women
Artist Ayana V Jackson explores the vulnerability and strength of black women
In a painting-like image titled Tignon, New Jersey-born artist Ayana V Jackson sits almost at a right angle to the camera. She is dressed...
4:44: Too little, too late or right on time?
4:44: Too little, too late or right on time?
Is 4:44 opportunistic black nationalist music or is it JAY-Z’s messianic return? Van-Go and Kwanele Sosibo slug it out over the album’s...
Still lives with past lives
Still lives with past lives
Dillon Marsh’s photographs are devoid of humans, yet the presence of humans is palpable in each frame.
Truth dulls Marikana musical
Truth dulls Marikana musical
Marikana — The Musical is a decent production, but that is beside the point. What keeps the show prosaic, denying it the...
Into the abyss of bureaucracy
Into the abyss of bureaucracy
As audiences filed into the Rhodes University Theatre on July 3 for the first of three performances of Sabela, a dance piece by 2017...
May the sun never set on Ray
May the sun never set on Ray
One Sunday evening at Johannesburg’s Downtown Studios, I came across a gleaming plaque celebrating the double platinum status of Stimela’s 1986...