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2018 Oct. 25: Somnyama Ngonyama

To name ourselves rather than be named, we must first see ourselves – Lorraine O’grady When thinking portraiture, Somnyama Ngonyama is a persistent point of reference. When questioning notions of self-identification, I refer back to this haunting work as though … Continue reading

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2018 October 25: Somnyama Ngonyama – Wiser Launch

Text by Jackie Mondi Photos by Lerato Dumse & Terra Dick   Indeed, I do tread lightly around Zanele! You see, I am a reluctant or rather self-conscious writer, but Zanele somehow manages to ignore my protestations with a stern … Continue reading

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2014 May 30: I was a boy who would one day grow up to be a man

by Samson ‘Thabo’ Brown   I have never believed that God made mistakes. I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. That reason has always been to fulfill God’s greater purpose for your life. That’s how I view … Continue reading

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2014 May 24: The special boy

by Collen Mfazwe   Growing up was never easy but it was kind of fun because I did not understand some of the things I was supposed to understand, e.g. why did I have to menstruate every month? Why did … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 18: Konke enikwenzayo kwenzeni ngothando

by Londeka Siba Dlamini   Siyithimba leNkanyiso sibusiseke kakhulu namhlanje kuyi Sonto sihlanganyele nebandla iVictory Ministries eseThekwini phansi kobuholi buka Pastor Zinzi Zungu. Lelibandla kwabanye libukeka njengento engabusisekile ngoba lemukela izitabane kodwa wembuleka amehlo uma uzinika ithuba lokuhlanganyela nazo, ubone … Continue reading

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2013 June 15: The Durban Lesbian Wedding of the Year

Inkanyiso attended and documented the best wedding of Ziningi & Delisile Ndlela at Ext. 3 Chesterville Hall, Durban. South Africa. Both are members of VMCI, whose congregants were also present. Photos by Nqobile Zungu & Zanele Muholi. (2013/06/15)   Related article … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 15: Quotes

Extracted from our South African poet, Sindiwe Magona in her poem “Why I Write” from her book Please, Take Photographs: I write to leave footprints To say: I have been Have lived This is who I am Who I was … Continue reading

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