Remembering Eric Miyeni’s Work – The Only Black …

I have been re-reading the great work of Eric Miyeni, especially the O’Mandingo series of books, such as The Only Black at a Dinner Party, published by Jacana Media in 2006. The actor, ex-talk-show host and creative director at the Communications company Chillibush, is one of the talented 10th of what one could call the BlackContinue reading “Remembering Eric Miyeni’s Work – The Only Black …”

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Blame Me On History Blame Me On History by Chronic on June 20, 2017 in Arts & Pedagogy, Books & Oration  Follow  Atiyyah Khan is a writer, researcher and arts journalist based in Cape Town. She has been writing about music and culture in South Africa since 2008. She is also the co-founder of music collective Future Nostalgia, which hosts regular vinylContinue reading “inspired”

Arts For A Change

It was a very moving experience reading Michelle Constants column in the April 2017 issue Creative Feel. I was first enchanted by the Stompie Selibe artwork featured as the cover, I had not really gotten to the story yet, but the issues that Constant, who is the CEO of Business Arts SA, raised. She essentiallyContinue reading “Arts For A Change”

So What About Nature?

So What do we Not Write About? ARTS and Nature ( Isigaba Sokuqala ) Firstly there is Nature, and the way all the elements of Nature are felt and are treated by we the human race. Water, Food, Shelter and all the resources that we use to continue our explorative and exploitative lives; these areContinue reading “So What About Nature?”

Sembene :Through The Griot’s Eyes

  Earlier this evening of 10 June/Nhlangulana 2017, I managed to gather a dozen friends -and yes, I had invited the whole community to the screening of a film on Ousmane Sembene, which is being shown around the Afrikan continent as well as selected cities globally; but very few people attended. Yet somehow I doContinue reading “Sembene :Through The Griot’s Eyes”

The Invention of the African

An in depth study of how many conceptions of African studies have been invented and formulated by the powers that be, to disenfranchise us and keep us in perpetual bondage. We must know how we are trapped in order to formulate Ways of being free. This is essentially about the power of definition and alsoContinue reading “The Invention of the African”

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