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‘Sing Backwards and Weep’, A brutally honest memoir of dysfunction and addiction
American singer Mark Lanegan’s haunted baritone is a force of nature. His deep, gloomy voice sings of the darkest nights of the soul, the deepest heart-breaks and emotional bruises, broken dreams, desperate addiction and longing, failure, desolation and death. From his work with Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age, right through to his...
Middle Centre: on V Mash, radical Black aesthetic production and those honoured only in death
The text that is to follow is an exercise of sorts between writer Kneo Mokgopa and myself. An attempt at writing together from afar and from places of familiar difference, of Vinolia Mashego, who was affectionally known as V Mash to us and the rest of the nation. To write of her in remembrance and...
Pulp Revolution: The Long 1960s and Sticking It to the Man
The 1960s and 1970s were defined by a raging atmosphere of revolt and riot. From the US to East Asia; feminist, Black power, anti-war and queer liberation struggles shocked and shook the establishment. These social upheavals were accompanied by a cultural revolution in pop music, film, fashion and drug experimentation.With their collaboratively edited collection Sticking...
Come We Go Chop // Yung Nollywood, Pan African new media cultures and postmodern virtual encounters
Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo, Omoni Oboli, Oge Okoye, Stephanie Okereke, Monalisa Chinda, Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic, Dakore Egbuson, Stella Damasus. Names one may be quick to overlook or read past, however, names that belong to individuals who have become near institutional entities in our current day to day virtual world encounters, visual language systems and...
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