Sandile Ngidi

Nokutela Mdima-Dube recognised a century later

The woman often remembered only as the wife of ANC president JL Dube was a music arranger, the cofounder of ‘Ilanga lase Natal’ and a creative pioneer

Nthikeng Mohlele comes up short with ‘The Discovery of Love’

The talented novelist Nthikeng Mohlele’s debut short-story collection lacks the vitality that makes short stories magical

Life & Times of Michael K: The very heart of what puppets are

How can a puppet become a symbol of independence? In the hands of this superb collaboration that restages JM Coetzee’s novel for our turbulent times

Children of Sugarcane: Where nothing sweet endures

With a rich plot full of surprises, Joanne Joseph’s debbut novel is bound together by a poetic turn of phrase

Review: Mahmood Mamdani on the ‘non-national’ state

Mahmood Mamdani’s latest book, ‘Neither Settler nor Native’ asks a political question: Rights for whom?

David Ngcobo: A maskandi legend who never got his due

Very little is known of the late guitarist, who was a keeper of a stark and foreboding maskandi sound

Maskandi hit list: Sandile Ngidi selects ten of the genre’s heavy hitters

A genre of distinctive, regional styles, Sandile Ngidi selects a list of some of its most influential players

June 16: Redemption through negation

When we rebel and part ways with the barbarism of the apartheid and the democratic state, we will keep the memory of this historic event alive for current and future generations

‘I wanted to get to the soul’: Dick Fontaine on his approach to documentary filmmaking

After pioneering ‘truth cinema’ and at least 40 documentary films later, British director and producer Dick Fontaine has settled in Durban

The monstrous mental asylum: Lewis Nkosi writing home

Apartheid SA’s madness, as diagnosed in the exiled author’s subversive texts, was the result of colonialism’s psychological violence

Review: Macingwanes’s salutations to the cosmos

Pleiades: Isilimela, the latest poetry collection by Vusi Mchunu — who writes under his clan name, Macingwane — is a deeply personal meditation

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