Digging up Black Bones

We Must Understand Coloniality If We Are To Dismantle It

COMMENT The 1994 vote was not decolonisation. There is still a need to physically decolonise the country and decentre whiteness as the only legitimate form...

The decolonisation manifesto: Part 1 – how to stop reproducing white...

In the first of a series on decolonisation as a personal journey, Wanelisa Xaba says it is time for Black activists to interrogate the...

The decolonisation manifesto: Part 2 – Colonisation and the colonial subject

In the second part of a three-part series on decolonisation, Wanelisa Xaba says that in defiance of colonialism and white imagination, we must resist...

A love letter to Faki Moshoeu

Wanelisa Xaba imagines what life in a deeply divided South Africa would have been like for 16-year-old Matlhomola ‘Faki’ Moshoeu, had he not lost...

I don’t want to call myself Coloured anymore

Words are not benign, says Ling Shepherd “Coloured”, “Boesman”, “Khoisan”, “Hottentot”, “Hotnot” and “Vaal Japie” –  all descriptive words...
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