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The Portfolio: Manelis

With a theatre background and a long history as a bandleader, Durban-based emcee Manelis is always thinking about how his messaging can be translated visually

Black futures in the age of apocalypse

Curating the End of the World deploys Afrofuturism to respond to Covid-19, anti-black violence and capitalism

Excerpt: Akurakuda by Olalekan Jeyifous and Wale Lawal

‘Akurakuda’, a graphic novel by Olalekan Jeyifous and Wale Lawal is set in a futuristic Lagos that acknowledges the resilience of dispossessed people

Fictive world is not escapist

Simphiwe Ndzube’s solo show in Cape Town offers no easy answers to deracinated utopias

An iconoclast gets kitted out for new terrain

'Intruders' is the effort of an author putting in work for her generation.

Song cycle unlocks cultural ties

Composer and free-form cultural thinker Thokozani Ndumiso Mhlambi plucks some chords with Alexandra Dodd in advance of his performance in Cape Town

Xhosa Sci-Fi brings Afrofuturism home

"The resolve to create a believable AI from a South African perspective is convention-shifting."

Africa’s space oddities are transformed into fetishes

A peek into the enigma that is Afrofuturism shows differing views – from patronising to progressive of what it means to be black in the 21st century.

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