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Nonwane: passages, tempos and spectacular ways of dying

Nonwane takes as its point of departure a suicide scene from the late Phaswane Mpe’s 2001 novel, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. The book deals with issues of xenophobia, suicide, sex, HIV and love. The suicide scene was initially planned to be re-enacted through the release of tons of coarse and fine salt from the 20th […]

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BLUE AS THIS CITY-A MAN PURPLE PERSPECTIVE

Delving deep into this abyss of sordidness fondly referred to as Joburg, I poke its grime laden bowels inducing a throbbing ulcer. Jozi being a marauding beast that it is snarls at us while trying to make an honest living, even a feat wholesome as sleep turns to be plagued by 9-5 horror – we […]

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Books, Education, new writing, Social Tools

d.d.i.y…don’t do it yourself

my ppl, i can across this amazing text. it is a well needed during this period of cashlessness…also, it emphasizes what we have been doing all along…enjoy an excerpt by Lisa Anne Auerbach “Don’t Do It Yourself” is our new battle cry. D.D.I.Y. means working with friends, hiring a professional, consuming wisely and conscientiously, and […]

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TheFanPalProject

TheFanPalConcept The project aims to, over a period of 3 days, gather Johannesburg [Jozi] movements to design and produce covers of their ideal fanzines while exploring the role of grassroots movements in social activism and economic development. Further, the project aims to link participating grassroots, mostly hip-hop inspired movements with keleketla!library project, Joubert Park, Johannesburg […]

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