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The pencil test still colours the rainbow nation illusion

This latest racist hair fiasco is just one more thing that all the darkies in me are tired of defending and explaining

The Sisterhood: Reviving the evidence of things not seen

The Sisterhood reminds us that Black women are always our own antidote, our own cure. It was a refuge and refusal conceived by women who cared even when they didn’t have to

Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

An interview with Chimurenga founder Ntone Edjabe about his latest project

The intimacy of Toni Morrison

A new documentary examines the ‘Beloved’ author’s wider political and artistic signficance

Accra: An Outsider’s Brief Perspective

"Maybe we see possibilities in each other’s countries that we don’t see in our own."

The fraternity of lived genius

Author Toni Morrison’s words set high new standards for ethics

EDITORIAL: Morrison’s grace of imagination

Toni Morrison exists beyond the confines of literature, offering her works as part of a canon that should exist as a blueprint for a free existence.

Dear Toni, thank you for seeing us

"Her literary contributions relentlessly acknowledged, humanised and canonised the many variations of black femmehood"

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

Women, celebrate achievements besides those of marrying and having babies

Unplug me from fallacious arguments about race

The debate on race can only be meaningful if we listen and consider that we might be wrong

Flying home: He was always free

When Hugh Masekela blew his trumpet, you felt as if you were watching a human being in full flight

Eight years of Obama through Coates

The voice of America’s racial conscience has some words regarding Barack Obama’s tenure

Toni Morrison’s Beloved, 30 years later

With her intricate writing of physical suffering and supernatural torment, Toni Morrison vividly paints the pain of slavery

Peace talks mediated by music, being Insecure and Morrison wisdom are on our Lists

The Lists this week were compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo.

‘Beyoncé is an event’, helping us decide a new way of being

Through her, we can think of a lineage of beautiful, black, brilliant women usurping power in an antiblack, antifemale world, writes Danielle Bowler.

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SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

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Transport Month

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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