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Writers on lockdown

Melinda Ferguson has gathered essays and stories from 40-plus contributors for Corona Chronicles

Look, mama, I’m cooking

Zaza Hlalethwa tries out her mom’s recipes during the lockdown, and finds her own place in the kitchen

Būjin on spitting ‘Weird Venom’

Dani Kyengo O’Neill has just released her first solo single. It’s a mantra. An anthem. A daily devotion. A queer prayer. Listen to it

How a pandemic took the book industry online

Writers, publishers and bookshops are trying to keep afloat during the extended lockdown with digital and virtual offerings

Why we gotta let the people groove

Our arts writer reflects on attending Afropunk with a new appreciation for human encounters, courtesy of the national lockdown

The Virtual Weekend Guide

Get into your lockdown long-weekend mood with at home entertainment ranging from Netflix, music concerts, cook-alongs to yoga sessions

Nasty C: ‘You can’t hide from me any more’

It’s been two weeks since the 23-year-old rapper signed a deal with US record label and hip-hop stronghold Def Jam. He caught up with the Mail & Guardian to let us know why the release of his album is taking so long

Community yoga as a labour of love

The Toolbox, founded and run by Nomzamo and Nosizwe Mji, offers community outreach yoga programmes, as well as regular studio classes

Shabaka and The Ancestors heed history’s call

“We need to start articulating our utopias, articulating what needs to be burned and what needs to be saved.” — Shabaka Hutchings

Get your quarantine on — the best in virtual entertainment

With everyone settling into an indoors routine or starting to lose it because of cabin fever, this guide should remind you that creativity and beauty still exist, virtually represented but there, nonetheless.

Covid-19 and virtual reality: The cultural cost of going online

Many companies in the arts and culture sector are offering virtual tours of their spaces in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But artists are missing the personal engagement with their audience

Thenjiwe Nkosi’s ‘Gymnasium’ moves into white space

Thenjiwe Nkosi’s paintings, done in a muted palette, are not of athletes’ gymnastics but of the moments before and after their performance

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