slavery

 
Toni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years later
Toni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years later
Published originally by Alfred A Knopf in September 1987, Toni Morrison’s masterpiece Beloved is a deeply moving, multilayered epic in...
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
During a conversational interview with Man Booker prize-winning author Paul Beatty in late August, he relates a story about going to hear author...
Meet the slave shipwreck detective
Meet the slave shipwreck detective
Staring out to sea on a flawlessly sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks once packed with slaves that now...
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year’s theme...
An academic revamp is necessary
An academic revamp is necessary
A postgraduate student in an English department at a historically white university recently told me that the attendance of many of the white...
​Steampunk unearths reality
​Steampunk unearths reality
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Fleet)
The history of Van Riebeek's slave Krotoa unearthed from the masters' view
The history of Van Riebeek's slave Krotoa unearthed from the masters' view
Just over a decade ago the movie The Skeleton Key came out. There was a haunted house, malicious ghosts, and a line that stuck: “But I...
Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
South Africans from all walks of life commemorated the Sharpeville Massacre on Monday, with politicians using the day to encourage national unity,...
Recalcitrant Mauritania clings to its slave culture
Recalcitrant Mauritania clings to its slave culture
Protesters marking the first anniversary of the conviction and imprisonment of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery activists are facing an...
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel...

Client Media Releases

Investing in cryptocurrencies
Project ETA at Palletways
Finalists for 2017 GAP Innovation Competition announced
Pragma helps with Shoprite's water-saving initiative
Road upgrade injects R30m in SME development