[Suggested track: Talking about a revolution by Tracy Chapman] What prompted me to write I’ve made some phonecalls this week. Phonecalls to friends that have been implicated in some serious allegations. I have not been happy to have to make these calls. Resources to engage with in relation to this post: 1.) http://city-press.news24.com/News/an-art-school-gender-protest-20160103 2.) http://www.theconmag.co.za/2016/04/08/a-rapist-states-children-jacob-zuma-chumani-maxwele/ […]Read more "Opinion: In the pursuit of freedom(s), to whom much is given much is expected – a commentary on the violence black men apply on black women"
This is a voice recording I made yesterday morning. I hesitated to post it because it is rough. very rough. I get emotional and it has some flaws which I’m happy to discuss if anyone wants to. I’m sharing this because I have challenged myself to speak up more. Sometimes my voice gets trapped and […]Read more "Talk: Thoughts on some of what’s unfolding at UCT"
Sweet Medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi [Suggested Soundtrack – Mugove by Leonard Zhakata] Blurb: Sweet Medicine is the story of Tsitsi, a young woman who seeks romantic and economic security through “otherworldly” means. The story takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic woes in 2008. My thoughts on Sweet Medicine I’m a fan […]Read more "Books:Sweet Medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi"
I’ve recently been nominated for the African Curator of The Year Award through the inaugaral Nestlings Award which is hosted by Creative Nestlings. I thought it would be slighlty short-sighted of me to ask you to vote without giving you a clearer picture of the work I have done over the years to even have […]Read more "African Curator of The Year Award Nomination – Please Vote"
SUGGESTED TRACK: Yasiin Gaye – Inner City Travellin’Man by Amerigo Music The motivation to write The recent events surrounding Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, have brought to light a topic that I have battled with in the past and still continue to struggle with. That is the concept of borders, countries, patriotism and […]Read more "Opinion: Yasiin Bey’s Freedom of Movement is Yours & Mine: The absurdity we have all come to accept, embrace & find pride in"
I had the delight of visiting some friends in Nairobi for a couple of days in January this year. The trip was just what I needed, a combination of rest, drinking, not-too-much-sun, great food, friendship and dancing. On one of the days we went to grab a drink at Art Caffe after a pottery class. […]Read more "Food: Gak’s Summer Sangria"
To read the entire post please visit the original page here – Purple Hibiscus by Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie [Suggested track: Fela Kuti Tribute Mix] Blurb: “Fifteen year old Kambili lives in fear of her father, a charismatic yet violent Catholic patriarch who, although generous and well-respected in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at […]Read more "Books: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie"