Category: Literature

The Book of Phoenix: Oral Tradition Reimagined, Printed, Bound and Served Good.

I recently read my first ever African-Speculative-Fiction title, The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor. This was my second attempt. I had found the book dissociating and I felt…

Zeitgeist definition

Musings: We are Generation W; “W” is for “WORDS”

I think we are the generation to fight all manner of unjust structural prejudice and discrimination, or as I love it to be called by its descriptive name, “white supremacist…

The Performing Arts Stock Exchange, the ‘Poet with the Typewriter’ and some things in between

A couple of weeks ago, ThundaFund in conjunction with the Arts & Culture Trust and Nedbank hosted the Flying House Performing Arts Stock Exchange, an event that was in the…

Hey Black Child!

I had such a tough time getting myself to settle down and write when 2015 was winding down. Within the first few days of the new year, I…

Langston Hughes

The World Langston Hughes Dreamt Of

Today is Langston Hughes’ birthday. He would have been 113 years old. It is also the first day of the Black History Month celebration in the US. I’ve always wondered whether Americans also have Latin History Month, Native American History Month, and so on? Because if one month is set aside to commemorate Black History, then what other history is commemorated in the other 11 months of the year?

Gobbets from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings

It is common knowledge that Maya Angelou is a great writer. After years of owning a set of her memoirs, I finally decided to read her. The book,…

That Time When I Decided To Be Smart

I love to read. Books, mostly. So I love books. But my love for books did not come from some cue-the-violin swoon-worthy tale. Books were not a transcendent…

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