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The Portfolio: Slindile Mthembu

Theatre-maker Slindile Mthembu has taken the plunge of reformatting her play, Igama?, for film, so that it can reach a wider audience

Family literacy: The glue that binds us

The lockdown is an ideal time to reintroduce storytelling at home and in the process promote a love of reading

The Portfolio: Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo

Photographer Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo's latest project, Slaghuis, is a recounting of the trauma he experienced growing up in his family’s tavern business

History begins in her stories

Like the tales told by my grandmother, the short story invites us to take part in its telling

Laliboi channels his heritage

The Xhosa rapper’s journey to making his first album drew on his family’s indentity

To read, play and eat cupcakes in Tembisa

“We need more vernacular readers, who can encourage the kids to also want to learn their own languages”

Activist poets on the frontline

Meet the Kenyan wordsmiths who use their voices to advocate for change

Letters in song to the land of our dreams

‘A Letter to Azania’ recalls our origin stories now that the promised utopia of Azania has been reduced to ashes.

Lesedi Moche

Storyteller

Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity

"Sharing stories is an evolutionary tool that alters our minds," says the author.

Ol’ man river takes a flight of fancy and kills a cobra

Different perspectives make for wonderful stories.

Diamonds lost in translation

There are myriad theories and stories we cannot prove because it was never Southern Africa's tradition to record our history on paper.

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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Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

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