The Arts

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...

Introducing The Dream Team Behind South African Comic, Kwezi

If you haven’t eagerly been following the adventures of South African superhero Kwezi, you’re seriously missing out. In 2014, Loyiso Mkize created Kwezi, about...

11 Of The Coolest Cosplays At Comic Con

Comic Con Africa fever hit Johannesburg from September 14-16. Thousands descended on the Kyalami Convention Centre to celebrate nerd and fantasy culture. While there...

Remembering Michael Jackson Through His Best Music

There's no doubt that Michael Jackson was the greatest artist of our time. Artists will forever imitate his incredible style, musical genius and dancing...

Rosie Motene On Her Book ‘Reclaiming The Soil’

A black girl’s struggle to find her African self is the tagline of Rosie Motene’s autobiography. In her book, the presenter, actor and businesswoman...

A Safe Space At UCKAR: The BACK.TALK Womxn’s Collective Poster-Making Workshop

Stationary and paper clippings litter the floor of the Rhodes University Fine Art Department. As you enter, you are greeted with gentle music and...

“It’s A Rare Sight To See A Woman Playing The Bass”

Regomoditswe Thothela (34) describes herself as quiet and reserved, but when the Bloemfontein-born musician plays the double bass it’s difficult not to notice her....

True Love Is Loving Yourself, BTS Tells Fans

BTS started a self-love revolution and it's beautiful to see. It started in September 2017 with Bangtan Sonyeondan leader RM telling fans during the...

Musician Kabelo Motlhomi On How He Fell In Love With The...

Playing the violin takes time, hard work and of course, money. Violinist Kabelo Motlhomi (31) can attest to this. But it’s a beautiful instrument...

Master Storytelling From Lesley Nneka Arimah

Love, death, magic, reality, immigration and the diaspora, Lesley Nneka Arimah’s book What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky has it...

10 One Direction Songs That Will Have You Nostalgic

Get ready to take a trip down memory lane. One of British boy band One Direction's members may have left, the lads...

100 Mandela Moments: A Review

July 18, 2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela. The first democratically elected president of the Republic of South Africa would have turned 100...

Janna Jihad: We Are The Generation That Can Free Palestine

“I wish you can know a little bit about our suffering as children living under occupation,” 12-year-old journalist and 2 Suns Shamsaan ambassador Janna...

Twitter Is Losing It Over Drake’s New Album Scorpion

Hold on to your wigs, Drake just dropped his double album Scorpion and Twitter is about to break. The 25-track album has all the...
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