Category Archives: Article by Lerato Dumse

2016 June 11: United Queer Nations

by Lerato Dumse “My name is Lindeka Qampi, I was born in 1969 and I’m a mother of four kids; I will start with my background.” These were the soft-spoken words used by Qampi when she opened the photography-training (PhotoXP) … Continue reading

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2016 May 21: Muholi presents at ICA’s Great Texts/ Big Questions

by Lerato Dumse A packed Hiddingh Hall delivered an enthusiastic round of applause to welcome Zanele Muholi on stage after being introduced by Jay Pather. University of Cape Town (UCT) students, lecturers and members of the public started their Friday evening (May … Continue reading

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2016 Feb. 18: Muholi talks self-representation at Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Text and photos by Lerato Dumse So here I was, looking at the beautiful night view of New York City from thousands of feet in the air. While the plane made a descent into LaGuardia airport, my excitement ascended as … Continue reading

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2015 Oct. 14: Brief visit to Amherst

by Lerato Dumse While we were attending the Fire & Ink LGBT conference in Detroit, USA, Zanele Muholi informed me that she had confirmed her presence at Amherst College, in Massachusetts from October 14-16, 2015. We travelled from the Detroit … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 12: Muholi presents Faces and Phases (2006 -14) at home

by Lerato Dumse Zanele Muholi’s family and friends gathered for the Durban instalment of Faces and Phases 2006-14 book launch, hosted on Friday 12 December, at W section Cinema Hall, Umlazi. The award-winning photographer who was born in Umlazi has … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 15: Dignified funeral for LGBTI and HIV activist

by Lerato Dumse Kind, compassionate, diligent and loving are some of the words used by speakers, to describe Musa Williams (47). How he performed his duties at work, and his activism fighting for the rights of LGBTI and HIV positive … Continue reading

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