Books

The art of darkness
The art of darkness
‘I don’t know, it’s probably just the human condition. Maybe we’re all just fucking depressed,” says Charl Blignaut. He throws up his...
A mind map of the soul
A mind map of the soul
In his biography People Funny Boy, reggae producer and artist Lee Perry responds to questions about the origin of the song I Am a...
Words can banish our ghosts
Words can banish our ghosts
There’s just something about poetry.
The borders between bodies and belonging
The borders between bodies and belonging
"Taiye Selasi does not exist.”
Abantu, you are on your own
Abantu, you are on your own
Book club Amaka meets monthly. The 12 or so of its members are black. It was not intentional. They were just friends, some now working graduates...
Casting history to his own Drum beat
Casting history to his own Drum beat
“I did some research about African photographers but it was rather dispiriting. It seemed there were none … Finally, I discovered that the...
Matric Rage
Matric Rage
On the day we wrote our last exam,
Some of my best friends are
Some of my best friends are
I’ve had a best friend since I was four years old. I count this as one of my life’s greatest achievements.
Khwezi’s tragedy is our disgrace
Khwezi’s tragedy is our disgrace
‘I had to fight back. I had never fought for myself. If I don’t fight back, this would keep happening to me. Even when it was clear that I...
Mulgrew lets his imagination breathe
Mulgrew lets his imagination breathe
THE FIRST LAW OF SADNESS by Nick Mulgrew (David Philip Publishers)
Looking at SA’s bloom and gloom
Looking at SA’s bloom and gloom
THE LIFE OF WORM & OTHER MISCONCEPTIONS by Ken Barris (Kwela Books)

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