Reposted from Higher Self website. Works in the Key of the Green Ankh ethos

Trena Bolden Fields on The Influence of Artistic Leadership “By interviewing people from different walks of life and approaches, I am trying to show that leadership is just as richly layered, diverse and multidimensional as humanity itself. A very often overlooked aspect of leadership is artistic leadership or any type of leadership that does notContinue reading “Reposted from Higher Self website. Works in the Key of the Green Ankh ethos”

Thoughts from 2009 – Knowledge of Self Determination

This is from my very first blogpost in 2009, I was still working as a Manager/Shop-Keeper in a business called Urban Zulu, which I co-owned with a friend of mine, Papy Kaluw from the Democratic Republic of Congo. We would do a lot of Cultural works there, from events, to workshops in addition to sellingContinue reading “Thoughts from 2009 – Knowledge of Self Determination”

Re-Afrikanization or Another Dead End?

“My heart yearns for the glory of an Africa that is gone. But I shall labour for the birth of a new Africa, free and great among the nations of the world.” – Anton Lembede “Many African nationalists do believe that Western imperialism was an exercise in divide and rule. The argument sometimes sounds likeContinue reading “Re-Afrikanization or Another Dead End?”

Liberating voices from our past

One of the most influential books in my intellectual and activist life has been W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches, published in 1903. This book not only opened my eyes wider to the challenge of racial justice but also endowed me with the tools I needed in order to discernContinue reading “Liberating voices from our past”

Truth Will Free We All, Including Our Leaders

Freeing ourselves from psychological slavery is a daily task. Firstly we have to know how we are victims of this slavery, secondly we have to see ourselves as the primary agents of our own emancipation. The next step in my opinion, is we have to continually educate ourselves, our families and communities regarding our history,Continue reading “Truth Will Free We All, Including Our Leaders”

Radical Spiritual Transformation from AmaZulu to All of Afrika

The following was written as a presentation at the Mazisi Kunene Colloquium that was recently held at the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems on the 4th and 5th of December. I publish the draft here, the complete article will appear in a publication that features the presentations from the other illustriousContinue reading “Radical Spiritual Transformation from AmaZulu to All of Afrika”

Ancient Future Sounds

Knowledge production in Afrika is second-nature. We make stories, images and music as if by default, or is it all by design? Within the Afrocentric school of thought there are as many artists, orators and researchers as there are scientists, designers as there are technocrats. The celebrated writer Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie is absolutely correct when sheContinue reading “Ancient Future Sounds”

My Presentation at 2017 Essence Festival

Esoteric Africa Masterclass: Afrikans In Science Fiction Facilitator: Menzi Maseko Organisations:  Green Ankh Works/ CineCulture / Mercurial Africa Dates: 30 September 2017 (?) Time: 3pm Venue: Mangosuthu University of Technology (?) The Guideline: What is the purpose behind studying Esoteric African works? Which subjects did you do in high school and which institution did youContinue reading “My Presentation at 2017 Essence Festival”

brettworks

thinking through music

tribalnow.wordpress.com/

Short articles on African Art and tips for enthusiasts

Empathetical mind

🎎 Blog to Live Motivated, Feel the Fiction and Poetry !

JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE

Just another WordPress.com site