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Youlendree Appasamy

Youlendree Appasamy

    Classic dance tells struggle heroine’s story
    Classic dance tells struggle heroine’s story
    A simple stage, reminiscent of a school hall, set the scene for Shree: I Am Shakti. Two small god lamp areas guard either side.
    The public intimacy of M.I.A.
    The public intimacy of M.I.A.
    When life confronts you with its (our) messiness and contradictions, it’s generally unpleasant. It is sometimes, to quote Sianne Ngai’s work,...
    M.I.A. brings the noize to South Africa
    M.I.A. brings the noize to South Africa
    M.I.A stans wait no more!
    #SameWhatsappGroup: On the politics of memes
    #SameWhatsappGroup: On the politics of memes
    Youlendree Appasamy: So, bbz — memes are these things we seem to use a lot online. Black Twitter aka black people who use...
    Shree Laxmi's walk in the City of Gold
    Shree Laxmi's walk in the City of Gold
    Shree Laxmi has 108 names. She can be Shuchi (the embodiment of purity), Padmakshya (beautiful like the lotus), Kantha (the divine consort of...
    Reflections on Home: Exploration of a fallacy
    Reflections on Home: Exploration of a fallacy
    Jo’burg will make you cling to every single one of your gods. Every one of your spiritual guides, your ancestors, your vices. You’ll create rigid...
    Slice of Life: "People like telling their problems to strangers"
    Slice of Life: "People like telling their problems to strangers"
    Opening my first barbershop – in Johannesburg’s Melville – was the best feeling. It’s like having your first baby; it was a very happy...
    Body blessings/body burdens?
    Body blessings/body burdens?
    Being young, entering the gauntlet of supposed adulthood and still feeling good about yourself is a tricky task — especially when you’re a...