The Arts

The Fees Must Fall Story As A Musical

Following the 2015-2017 Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement, there have been many popular culture interpretations. From books to movies and documentaries everyone...

“As A Starter Farmer, I Only Had Curiosity.”

AS TOLD TOA 26-year-old commercial farmer from KwaNongoma in KwaZulu-Natal says she wishes all young people could...

What It Takes To Write About Mental Disorders At 10 Years...

AS TOLD TOeThekwini Municipality held its third Articulate Africa Book and Art Fair, the flagship Literary and...

Dance Umbrella Africa Is About Figuring Out The Future Of Dance

The 2019 Dance Umbrella Africa (DUA) festival was put together in just four months the South African State Theatre's (SAST) CEO Aubrey Sekhabi said....

Director Daniel Snaddon On Animation In South Africa

The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) kicks off on March 8. One of this year's main attractions from the festival is the South...

Dance Umbrella Africa Festival Is Back!

The new branded Dance Umbrella Africa is back and better than ever. The 30-year festival which had to change locations because of funding issues...

The Madness Of Musical Genius In Illumination

Nthikeng Mohlele is a highly skilled writer. He constructs and deconstructs words, and sentences in a way that leaves that reader begging for me....

Monna O Montsho

'Monna o montsho' is a Setswana phrase that translates to 'black man' however, it is also the name of a wood sculpture my grandmother...

Chris van Wyk’s Life Comes To Life On Stage

The clanging of prison doors, a single spotlight and Zane Meas on the stage. Starring Meas, the Market Theatre's production of The Storyteller of...

10 Movies Of 2019 To Look Forward To

While 2018 was the year for amazing movie releases (Remember Inxeba and Black Panther !)  2019 has some great releases coming out which is...

The Ultimate K-pop Summer Playlist

There’s a K-pop song to satisfy your every summer whim. Whether you’re road tripping to a holiday destination, chilling on the beach or getting...

Why Abantu Book Fest Needs To Reconsider Its White People Stance

The Abantu Book Festival took place for the third year in a row this past weekend, and more people than ever attended. The festival...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Ducks Questions On Transphobia

After almost an hour delay, acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie arrived at the Abantu Book Festival on Friday afternoon. Adichie was in conversation...

5 Reasons We’re Attending Abantu Book Festival

The Abantu Book Festival officially kicked off today and will continue on until Sunday the 9th. For those who don’t already have their tickets...

In Conversation With The Unstoppable Artist Céline Tshika

Céline Tshika can’t be boxed into just one art genre. She is a writer, singer, actor, and blogger. From the Democratic Republic of Congo...

In Conversation With Fatimah Asghar

Muslim, American, Pakistani-Kashmiri, poet, writer - in her debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar reflects on navigating those identities through questions of race, history, sexuality,...

The Politics Of Beauty

A new documentary-film explores ideas of beauty and the Black female body, writes Itumeleng Molefi.A few weeks ago I was part of the first...

5 Reasons To Read Esi Edugyan’s ‘Washington Black’

Can a person who was enslaved ever be free? This is the question Canadian author Esi Edugyan grapples with in her masterpiece novel: Washington...

The Oral Tradition Behind South African Names

Phumzile Simelane Kalumba first started considering the significance of names when she had to name her own children. She and her husband considered the...

In Reclaiming The Soil, Rosie Motene Finds Her Roots

Reading Rosie Motene’s biography, Reclaiming The Soil: A black girl’s struggle to find her African self feels like catching up with a friend you...
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