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Screen Grab: Omar Sy weaves a rebel spell in ‘Lupin’

Omar Sy’s charming master thief televises a dreamy revolution in Lupin, Netflix’s latest Euro blockbuster

These are not our names. These are not our stories. These are not our gods.

Cinema struggles to tell stories that reflect a contemporary Africa and remains hamstrung by self-serving voices

‘Exterminate All the Brutes’: Violence without nuance centres whiteness

Raoul Peck’s Exterminate All the Brutes misses the opportunity to engage with the history of colonialism in a way that empowers viewers to imagine a future in which whiteness is not the locus of power and authority

The Portfolio: The Black Ark keeps moving

Popping up everywhere that radical pan-African content is on offer, the Black Ark comes equipped with a library of material, ranging from books to vinyls and posters

Aftermath: Bilious fumes and heavenly skies

Khubu Zulu wanted a way to deal with PTSD and landed on an accidental practice

David Diop’s Booker win makes African soldiers’ history visible

David Diop won the prestigious annual International Booker prize for translated fiction for his second novel, ‘At Night All Blood is Black’

Q&A Sessions: From sangomas to the world’s biggest stages, John Kani has seen it all

His father took him to isangoma when he wanted to be an actor. Today Dr John Kani is revered the world over. He tells Athandiwe Saba about his passions

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

Review: ‘Murder in Paris’: Who killed Dulcie September?

Fast-paced and densely structured, a new documentary retrieves Dulcie September from the confines of ‘forgotten apartheid hero’

Deliver Me from waiting

Confined to demarcated spaces, delivery bike rider Paul Mwase has few moments of release. Deliver Me captures this liminality with beauty and empathy

The Portfolio: ‘Murder in Paris’ director Enver Samuel

Thirty-three years since Dulcie September’s assassination, a new documentary hopes to bring her name back into the public consciousness

Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal

The group exhibition at SMAC gallery, curated by Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, revisited the chromatic and social properties of blackness in contemporary South African visual art

The irreverence of Shaleen Surtie-Richards

The actress, who died this week, paved the way for generations of talent

How professionalism, and new business models, are nurturing Nollywood

Nollywood’s production values have undergone tremendous change over the past decade, but is the effect sustainable?

The Portfolio: Niamh Walsh-Vorster

Thought to be politically symbolic, Andires Botha’s sculptures continue to be a contentious piece of pubic art

In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged

How Shona stone art came into its own after independence

Ronnie Govender: ‘Unbowed, unbroken. I am of Africa’

The South African activist and man of letters, who died on 29 April 2021, used language as a weapon to defend the marginalised and reflect upon the people, places and culture that defined him

Your hipster beard has long been problematic

Grégory Pierrot’s analysis of the deep roots of white supremacy and black exploitation in hipster culture in Decolonise Hipsters also offers a way out

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