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Sizwe Banzi is Dead -- McCarter Theatre Company

“Sizwe Banzi is Dead” is genuine work of theater.

And an authentic, authoritative look at a shameful period of South African history that skillfully camouflages the importance of the indignities it exposes by keeping its characters and overall tone amiable and congenial. 3,093 more words

Theater Reviews

My latest for the Berkeley Journal of Sociology

I spent much of winter break working on an analysis of the UAW 2865 BDS vote, where the movement in the US stands today, and how it’s already succeeded in shifting the terms of debate on Israel-Palestine – that article is… 9 more words

Say You're Sorry: Part 2 of a 50¢ Parable

A few posts ago, I wrote about how, when I was six, I filched a 50¢ piece from my girlfriend, Laura Nieminen. This quaint story was a parable about sin, investigating what sin did to me. 1,485 more words

Paul Simon - Under African Skies

(Live from The African Concert, 1987 in Zimbabwe) What an amazing and legendary concert with a powerful message this one was.  Very inspiring to see a mixed race audience all enjoying this music together in those terrible times of Apartheid. 100 more words

- South Africa

at sea post Durban: the crime of baldness

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Pte Max Hickman

2/33rd Battalion


Abroad (at sea)

Dear Mother

Once again we’re at sea after four days at Durban.  I told you in a letter posted in that city of our arrival there and of my first impressions of the capital of Natal – we had two half days’ leave and were able to have a good look round and to have some really good food and good beer.  1,080 more words