Koleka Putuma

 
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Sophiatown: After a family is forcibly removed from their home in Sophiatown during the 1950s, their lives are interrupted when a Jewish woman responds to their rental advertisement in Meadowlands. Under the direction of Aubrey Sekhabi, this legacy musical is...
Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
In the astounding anthology that is Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia, the poem No Easter Sunday For Queers stands out as the...
Mlangeni & SA’s syncopated society
Mlangeni & SA’s syncopated society
May 7 2019. It is the eve of South Africa’s sixth national general elections and the posters punting presidential candidates in Soweto are as...
Vote for parties that live up to promises
Vote for parties that live up to promises
Three years ago, with funding from Goethe-Institut Nairobi, I founded and started curating a project called Artistic Encounters. The project...
Letters in song to the land of our dreams
Letters in song to the land of our dreams
The letter. The note. The dispatch. An important leitmotif of our history. Writing as an act of generosity. The song as a reminder, a quickener, an...
Poets’ society revolution
Poets’ society revolution
A tiny literary revolution is taking over my bookshelf.
On The Lists this week: FAKA, Allen Iverson and Koleka Putuma
On The Lists this week: FAKA, Allen Iverson and Koleka Putuma
FAKA: Uyang’khumbula. I legit feel like I’ve eureka’d the answers to every single unanswered question in life....
Mountain
Mountain
The sun
The universe and poet Koleka Putuma are in negotiations
The universe and poet Koleka Putuma are in negotiations
This year marks the golden anniversary of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. They started five decades ago, with just six categories, says Melanie...

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