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Phumlani Pikoli and the art of quitting school to make it

Writer, skater and filmmaker Phumlani Pikoli says his artistic intention was ‘to play’

‘Adaptation’: New short fiction from Phumlani Pikoli

Phumlani Pikoli’s latest piece is a metafiction based on what could happen if spike jonze and Ira Glass met

Writers on lockdown

Melinda Ferguson has gathered essays and stories from 40-plus contributors for Corona Chronicles

Pikoli’s Fish out of water

‘Born Freeloaders’ seems like a light read but under that is a layered look at post-apartheid privilege

Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain

The production examines how political and social conditions combine to produce an environment that is, quite literally, deadly for women.

Short, sharp prods at our psyche

A collection of short stories flirts with surrealism in its rendering of the complex South African condition

The art of darkness

The trope of the anguished artist romanticises the acute mental suffering that afflicts some of those who find an escape in creativity

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