Black Consciousness

 
A guide to embarking on an arts career in South Africa
A guide to embarking on an arts career in South Africa
Considering an artistic career in South Africa means entering into an old but all too relevant debate about what art’s role in society should...
Letters to the editor: October 20 to 26 2017
Letters to the editor: October 20 to 26 2017
Twenty-three years into democracy, many challenges persist for South Africa. Inequality has risen, and the economy is still run and managed by...
Biko book takes a few liberties
Biko book takes a few liberties
BIKO’S GHOST: THE ICONOGRAPHY OF BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS by Shannen L Hill (University of Minnesota Press)
Biko’s vision of freedom must be kept alive – especially now
Biko’s vision of freedom must be kept alive – especially now
What is the purpose of reflecting on the life of Black Consciousness leader Steve Bantu Biko 40 years after he was killed by the apartheid...
The struggle and the arts’ flowering
The struggle and the arts’ flowering
HISTORYIt is a truism that major social upheavals and changes are often preceded by a flourishing of the arts. This is also true about South...
Buy black and you'll never go back
Buy black and you'll never go back
Black consciousness is finding a new voice – through funky T-shirts and weaves – as young South Africans take their politics to the world of...
Beyond Beyoncé: Politics of a pop-culture icon
Beyond Beyoncé: Politics of a pop-culture icon
She is the artist who has launched a thousand thinkpieces. Everything that Beyoncé does is extensively critiqued. Her songs and their accompanying...
Greed and poverty in the wake of Biko
Greed and poverty in the wake of Biko
The period of reflection on the life of Steve Biko puts those who cherish his legacy in a precarious position. Many of us have resorted to throwing...
Black man, white man: you are both on your own
Black man, white man: you are both on your own
A cluster of rickety shacks and neat brick houses cling to the rolling hills of the Klipgat settlement, northwest of Pretoria.
Steve Biko in five quotes
Steve Biko in five quotes
Steve Bantu Biko was born on December 12 1946. He was an anti-apartheid activist during the 1960s and 1970s and founder of the Black...

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