Newness: a short story by Menzi Maseko

They call it Speculative fiction, magical realism and even phantasy or science fiction. We just call it Indaba. Siyazixoxela nje: This one is called Newness Unlocks Time aka NUT Newness Unlocks Time The eighth floor of The Meikles Hotel does not feel like it is eight stories up. Somehow, it seems much lower, compared toContinue reading “Newness: a short story by Menzi Maseko”

Poem for Maponga and Nsingiza

Rebels from the Amen Corner Inspired by Joshua Marara Maponga and Mkhulu Nsingiza   The children of the stolen soil need not fear There is no dearth of leadership here, Afrika is not devoid of her teachers, warner’s and prophets There are the truly inspired as well as the thirsty for profits As the peopleContinue reading “Poem for Maponga and Nsingiza”

Written To Jazz by Biko’s Dream

threads of rhythmic memory music charged with the spirit of defiant dreams disquieting bass-lines and translucent chords imbued with the memory of these walls the visionary ghosts of women and men who have toiled here through the streets of bloodied gold and toxic asbestos brought here trembling and cold to life by the music thatContinue reading “Written To Jazz by Biko’s Dream”

Such and Suchness

This article originally appeared on: Genres of the Human In his new book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics, Louis Chude-Sokei samples freely from history, music, literature and science, conjuring new meanings from dead texts, to build an echo chamber where the discourses of race and technology collide. At a time when automation threatens jobs andContinue reading “Such and Suchness”

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