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Mbe Mbhele

what life; i insist on dying here

Mbe Mbhele meditates on death and blackness on the occasion of his father’s funeral

Artists must strive to reimagine ways of portraying and inhabiting ikasi

An overemphasis on ‘escaping’ the township robs us of the nuanced account of its spirit and a chance to create a habitable space in the margins

Tune in to the wails of Maskandi

The genre grew out of Southern Africa’s past and reflects our present and our desired future

Struggle songs let us be heard

Understanding how these are used to mobilise people will advance our democratic project

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