storytelling

 
To read, play and eat cupcakes in Tembisa
To read, play and eat cupcakes in Tembisa
Storytelling is an ancient art that remains central to human communication. In a country such as South Africa, which is faced with a reading...
Activist poets on the frontline
Activist poets on the frontline
Nakuru — It is a chilly Sunday afternoon at the Agora Centre in Nakuru, Kenya. The stage is lit up as if for a music...
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...
Sindiwe Magona
Sindiwe Magona
"A has-been at the age of 23” is how Sindiwe Magona described her younger self in her 1992 autobiography, Forced to Grow.
Lesedi Moche
Lesedi Moche
The importance of storytelling is that you can’t really move forward until you know the environment you’re in and you also understand what your...
Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity
Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity
Author Ursula Kroeber Le Guin once wrote that “there have been a great many societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no...
Ol' man river takes a flight of fancy and kills a cobra
Ol' man river takes a flight of fancy and kills a cobra
The farmworkers of Kleinfontein, near the North West town of Brits, depend largely on word of mouth and, to some extent, ol' man river, Mr Mshayi,...
Diamonds lost in translation
Diamonds lost in translation
My favourite uncle was visiting from the Eastern Cape (which my extended family still refer to as the Transkei) last weekend. He is a natural...
My heart touches your heart
My heart touches your heart
Once quite long ago, in a land not so far away, there lived a young woman called Gcina Mhlophe.

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