In the pre-Apocalypse, Zayaan Khan nurses the Apartheid hangover that carved up […]
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Dominique Malaquais spins together Lil’ Kim, burkas, Muslim women, Somali Mata-Haris and […]
By Dominique Malaquais 1st Movement : Uncle Tom or DOM-TOM? Il y a […]
The most astonishing global source of knowledge has the power to act […]
Good Evening. I will use my own life history tonight to argue […]
Chimurenga People include: Ntone Edjabe (publisher & editor-in-chief); Stacy Hardy (books & […]
Diego Maradona is the man who exploded the shame of the entire world in June 1986, in an historic dribble during a match between Argentina and England.
The jingle would survive the event, as the poetry of a battle-cry outlives a war, but that eventuality belonged in the future.
For me knowledge is very powerful. Any knowledge has claws and teeth. If you don’t see the teeth and the claws then it is useless, then somebody has emasculated it.
Somebody has locked themselves in the toilet. The upstairs bathroom is locked and Frank has disappeared with the keys. There is a small riot at the door, as drunk women with smudged lipstick and crooked wigs bang on the door.
There is always that point at a party when people are too drunk to be having fun; when strange smelly people are asleep on your bed; when the good booze runs out and there is only Sedgwick’s Brown Sherry and a carton of sweet white wine;
By Binyavanga Wainaina (Winner of The Caine Prize 2002) Chapter one THERE […]
by Binyavanga Wainaina I meet Alex at breakfast in Accra. He is […]
Maverick Serbian filmmaker, Emir Kusturica (Time of the Gypsies; Underground), talks with […]
A close gaze at the collective apathy that killed Dr. Sebi: In […]
Rustum Kozain muses over the cultural and alternative relations built, negotiations and dealings made as a resident of Cape Town.
By Akin Adesokan (For Larry Siems & Aimee Liu) I The wait […]
A Story About Cape Town’s Tanzanian Stowaways By Sean Christie Images by David […]
Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation By Koni Benson and Faeza […]
“Spare a thought for secularism. One month into the life of The […]
Despite years of development promises from Kenya’s central government, the Coast remains […]
by Marissa Moorman. An Angolan friend of mine refuses to read Ondjaki. […]
Andile Mngxitama challenges historical and contemporary rhetoric that positions land theft in […]
Exactly twenty five years ago today, Salman Rushdie received an unusual Valentine: a […]
Yemisi Aribisala explores, with mixed emotions, the enduring opportunism of a Nigerian elite that ensures that generations of children claim US birthright. Despite the assumed status that goes with being born “abroad”, the American dream, she argues, is in fact only a Nigerian backup plan.
Shoeless and bible blacked, Sandile Dikeni recounts childhood kickabouts on uneven playing fields […]
Parselelo Kantai watches as NGOs, the media and the state rally together […]
by Odia Ofeimun On the theme of Motion Picture as a tool […]
Niq Mhlongo recently launched his new book Way Back Home in his […]
Scamming the scammers? Though a buzzing of charades, of tall tales, of […]