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Papa Gunch // Tokoloshe Consciousness and Pre-Colonial Fantasies


“I think the series serves to tell Africans that we’re fucked. But always fighting, always hopeful, because soon we’ll rise above.” - Gunch ...

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Elheist – Stating the Fact


South London singer and rapper Elheist is on a mission. Specifically, she says she is “currently in the prime of the rebirth of my desired m...

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How to make life less frustrating for those suffering from mental illness – A simple guide


As has always been the case, people find it hard to speak about mental illness, people find it uncomfortable. Because as much as people fear...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 4 days ago

‘Feedback: Art, Africa and the 1980s’ – examining the ’80s from a historical and contemporary point of view

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The '80s were a decade of flux, transition, uncertainty and attempts to bring visions of independence into formation. With social, political...

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Themba Kriger / music / 5 days ago

The Lazarusman injects freestyle poetry into house music


Johannesburg-based spoken-word artist Lazarus Mathebula, better known by his stage name The Lazarusman, has been releasing music since 2010,...

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Brent Manikam’s drawings are expressions of emotions ripening into visual stories


A hand holds out a sprig of flowers. A firm grip, a sad expression, a floral offering… the story of heartbreak told through the prism of a d...

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Darnelle Thompson / music / 6 days ago

Aj Cullinan // The Art of Blending Sound


“Layering multiple songs and loops in work towards creating something completely new and different from the original”, explains Aj Cullinan ...

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Athi-Patra Ruga’s ‘Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions’ Opens at Somerset House in London

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Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions marks artist Athi-Patra Ruga’s first major solo exhibition in the UK. The show that is taking place in the S...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 1 week ago

Manufactoriel – a critical visual exploration of the visual and stylistic in Africa and its diaspora


Manufactoriel is a research proposition in African and Black contemporary visual culture, art and style. The textual and visual allowances o...

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Bakhona // Actualisations of Traditional Spirituality vs. Christianity

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As noted in Wyatt MacGaffey’s discussion on African Traditional Religion, it can be said that a more radical challenge has been mounted rece...

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