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A Layered Way of Working

Helen Teede is a Zimbabwean painter based in Harare. She left the country in 2006 and lived in France, then Italy where she studied painting at Florence University of the Arts before moving to South Africa to do her Bachelor of Fine Art and English Honours at the University of Cape Town. Teede’s paintings grapple, […]

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Some African Cultural Concepts By Steve Biko

  This is a paper given by Steve at a conference called by IDAMASA (Interdenominational Association of African Ministers of Religion) and ASSECA (Association for the Educational and Cultural Development of the African people) at the Ecumenical Lay Training Centre, Edendale, Natal in 1971. SOME AFRICAN CULTURAL CONCEPTS One of the most difficult things to […]

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The Definition Of Black Consciousness by Bantu Stephen Biko

This is the paper produced for a SASO Leadership Training Course in December 1971 by Bantu Stephen Biko. We have defined blacks as those who are by law or tradition politically, economically and socially discriminated against as a group in the South African society and identifying themselves as a unit in the struggle towards the […]

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Yahoo Boy No Laptop

Dami Ajayi celebrates the eclectic sound and success of Olamide, arguably Nigeria’s most popular rapper, who has flipped the script that dictates the lingua franca of the genre. Kicking the “despotic reign” of American-style lyrics and sound to the curb, Olamide cut a clear path for rap that is reflective of what it means to […]

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The New Thing: Part II*

The pretence of cultural hubs in the “world class” metropolis of Johannesburg and its sibling Pretoria belies revolutionary models for live performance that are at a remove from the path of “gentrification’s death march” and benevolent corporate sponsorship. Kwanele Sosibo knows and goes where boundaries are broken and new tings flourish. One can only enter […]

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