Resonant Thoughts: Haruki Murakami’s “Novelist As A Vocation” (2022)


“The key component is not the quality of the materials—what’s needed is magic. If that magic is present, the most basic daily matters and the plainest language can be turned into a device of surprising sophistication.

Their only recourse is to throw open their garage doors, drag out whatever they have stored away to that point— even if it looks like no more than a pile of useless junk—and slave away until the magic takes hold.

Refusing to think of oneself as an artist removes a lot of pressure.

There’s something more important deeper down in running. But it’s not at all clear to me what that something is, and if I don’t understand it myself, then I can’t explain it to others.

I felt very strongly that paying close attention to what the body is feeling is, fundamentally, a critical process for someone involved in creative work.

Your mind…

View original post 55 more words

Impi Yabomdabu Isethunjini: towards a review of J.C. Buthelezi’s book

Awusho Ngubane, uke uzifunde izincwadi ezibhalwa nguMbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali? Ngiyamthanda lapho ethi khona:

‘Let them know thy name

It’s gone too long

Your vacant place unknown

Its number

Murdered easily by computer.

Thixo! We want to rejoice

Celebrating the best of the new age

For gone is Kleinbooi

No more Sixpence

John is neither here nor there

Mary lives no more for tea only.’

Cha Mnumzane Martin, angibafundi ababhali abamnyama bezinkondlo. Izinkondlo zabo azifani nezo-T.S. Eliot. Mina ngithanda o-Wordsworth, oShelley, uShakespear no Tennyson.” – Buthelezi, p.76

Umbhali wakwaZulu, futhi obhala ngesiZulu, uJC Buthelezi ungivusa ingqondo ngendlela emangalisayo negculisayo. Indlela asebenzisa ngayo inkulumompikiswano ukuphenya nokuhlaziya amaqiniso angavamile ukukhulunywa ebantwini, kuyingqayizivele. Unekhono lokuphenyisisa ezombusazwe kanye nezokucabanga kwabantu abayizifundiswa ebaqhathanisa nalabo abafundile kepha abazisa kakhulu imisebenzi eyenziwe ngabanye bendabuko.

Indlela abantu abehlukene ababuka ngayo impilo iveza okuningi ngokwehlukaniswa kwethu ngenhloso.Empeleni umbhalo lona ungenza ngizibuze ukuthi empeleni abantu abansundu bangahlanganiswa kanjani basebenzisane entweni eyodwa esiyisa phambili. Unity of purpose requires unified vision among diverse peoples. UButhelezi usebenzisa oBiko, Fanon nabanye ababhali ukuhluba udlubu ekhasini, eveza amaqiniso anganakekile. TBC

Can Southern AfriKa Turn The Energy Crisis Into An Opportunity?

The Key is – “to embrace the idea that abundance comes from this unified field. Within it lies the power of infinite creativity.” – D. Chopra As a civilization struggling with a multitude of problems, mostly based on our reluctance to embrace the necessary paradigm shifts, in consciousnes as well as in how we approach […]

Can Southern AfriKa Turn The Energy Crisis Into An Opportunity?


Nkosy Light

Greetings dear ones, I am Nkosy Mkhize of Light Family. As I continue to sit in your feet in honour and in love. I am of service to you with great gratitude and esteemed honour for what you are going through in these difficult times of transition.

During the live session that was held on TikTok platform on the 30th September 2022, someone asked me to explain about 666. Today’s message will be unpacking the secret meaning behind 666.

But before we begin, allow me to say the following:

There is one reason for all of our existence on Earth: we are in lesson for the purpose of raising the vibration of the whole. This is the overall reason, and is not fully explainable to us at this time. Our endeavours while in lesson create energy through our incarnations and subsequent elevation of the Earth consciousness (MASIZAKAZI)…

View original post 1,414 more words

A Confluence of Ideals

“This Temple of a Million Years, whose construction is mentioned on the walls of the Temple of Karnak, must therefore, be the same as the Temple of Solomon. This has to be another historical exclusive – a first-hand account of the building of the Temple of Solomon. Once more, this gives us strong evidence that Sheshonk/q I was none other than Solomon himself – but if this is so, then we ought to be able to find some further similarities between the reign of King Solomon and the parallel reign of Sheshonq I. In fact th, there are some additional and striking similarities and these can be seen when comparing the Biblical book of Proverbs with the ancient Egyptian papyrus known as Instructions of Amenemope.” – page 201, Solomon, Falcon of Sheba by Ralph Ellis

With this background, I would like us to explore the various biblical verses that offer some insights into the geopolitical as well as religious enmity between the peoples of Egypt and Palestine/Israel, the relationship between Ancient Egypt and the Biblical Israel has always been a nuanced and complex one. It has been further complicated by the overzealous fascination of so called enlightenment era Europeans, mostly Christians, who even though being late arrivals to the story of the Levant and North Afrika, appear to have captured those stories and manipulated them towards their own racist ends. Nevertheless, there have been many great contributions to the telling of that complicated historiography made by some of the so called Egyptologists, orientalists and wide eyed explorers. We shall try to be as objective or open-minded as possible when dealing with their research findings. We will strive to be less subjective even though the story we are telling is actually the story of our Ancestors, for it has been made abundantly clear that not only was Egypt and much of the so called Middle-East part of the vast ancient Ethiopian empire, but it is by all evidence part of a more expansive Black-Afrikan history. Objectivity is actually an illusion when it comes to such retellings of history, when we work towards uprooting the years of lies, we will necessarily state some not so popular opinions and some of them will be sustained by factual evidence.

Inkonzo Yezinkondlo

Bathi ake siphawule

Kuthiwa isimo sitshekile

Enzansi kuyantula nabantu baxakekile

Izizwe zikhemile nabahlakaniphileyo badidekile

Bathi ake siphawule

Thina abangasibheki nakusibona kasibonwa

Engani bona bachemile bafundile bagogodile

Kepha bebhekile imiphefumulo ichithekile

Okwetiye emasosweni eminikelo ezinkonzweni

Bathi ake sibeke amabili noma amathathu

Ulimi lwethu balwazi lusokile lucolekile

Namazwi ethu enothile

Kepha nxa siphefumula basihleka usulu

Kulalelwa abadumile nabaculile ngisho noma becwilile

Ezinkanukweni nasegazini lemizimba yezimpofana

Bathi ke ake siphawule ngobhubhane nemihelo yezingane ezizithwele

Kepha uma siphawula bathi siyahlambalaza

Namagama esiwaphimisayo kawaziwa umsuka

Asisibo yini abengabade nabasemandulweni?

Amanzi esiphethu angalifundisani idwala?

Amanzi asempophomeni alufundisani uthingo?

Isiwula singatholani emgodleni wabakhaliphileyo?


Adapt or perish

South Afrika is engaged in the emerging conversation about a Just Transition from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. There is concern that the conversation, although cognisant of the need for inclusion still remains generally high level and thus misses the explicit participation of those that are most affected by the effects of industrial pollution, industrial degradation and in a general sense, climate chaos. While the advocates for a just transition state that interactions between social and ecological ecosystems are at the centre of climate cc hanger adaptation, it is not yet clear how community based adaptation is being implemented.

Writing in a publication sponsored by the Presidential Climate Commotion (Expert Perspectives: Supporting a Just and Climate-Resilient Transition in South Africa), Independent Researchers Fonda Lewis and Dr Michelle Browne observed: “As primary users of natural resources, and those often most affected by environmental drgradationz women have a key role to play in management and decision making, yet they often remain largely passive and excluded. The effectiveness of land and natural resource use management is weaken r by lack of participation by women. This essay highlights the need to harmonise culture and tradition with gender equity goals in the governance of a ecosystems and natural resources, and to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of empowering women to enhance adaptive capacity.”

These are indeed noble ideals and it is truly an imperative to prioritise women in the work ahead, but how do we effectively challenge and transform the status quo …



Empress Tallowah

A Rastafarian Empress from Soweto shares her insights

La Nkosi Writes

Mine is to filter out the rhetoric and propaganda, so that we children of the soil can form opinions based on logic and reason. Not through those summarized and scripted tales presented to us.

Nkosy Light

Member of Light Family

My Mind Diary

Where my mind finds a place to rest