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2014 in African fiction: 5 reviews

In March 2014, I started tracking my reading for the first time. It was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but had never quite managed to get it together which is rather odd given my tendency to be a compulsive list maker. 1,364 more words

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Say No, Black Woman, Say No - Gcina Mhlope

One of my favourite poems to emerge from women’s resistance to apartheid.

Say No – by Gcina Mhlope

Say No, Black Woman
Say No
When they call your jobless son a tsotsi… 129 more words

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Nelson Mandela: Who tells the story?

I don’t believe that the story of forgiveness and reconciliation in our collective transition to democracy in the ‘new South Africa’ is untrue. The problem is that it has become the only story we are allowed to tell. 15 more words

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Excessive Force

I took this picture in Beverly Hills, CA two weekends ago, while protests were breaking out around the United States over the issue of the disproportionate use of excessive force by police departments against African Americans. 908 more words

Street Photography


I’ll be the first to admit it, I am a fool. Artists are frequently fools, that’s okay with me. How ever my foolishness has influenced others, it is clear that nobody lives in a vacuum. 873 more words

It Happens All the Time

My office manager’s husband was once more pulled over and stopped without reason. “Uh, OK, I’m going to give you a ticket for tinted windows. Mind if I search your car while I’m at it?” I give him credit for remaining calm in these situations. 218 more words

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