Tag Archives: Writing is a Right

2018 Nov. 6: Loss

We live and love in loss  Loss is inevitable You can’t runaway from loss Loss is everywhere like love You can’t love and not lose  You can’t gain and not lose You can’t live and not lose Everyday there is … Continue reading

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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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2017 Sept. 11: ‘Brave Beauties’ Cape Town Chapter

by Zama Shange On August  22, 2017 at 12h30, I received a WhatsApp text from Zanele Muholi: “Would you consider joining us for the Cape Town show to open on 31/08/17”. Needless to say I was stunned, and for a … Continue reading

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2017 Aug. 21: Brave Beauty from Umlazi to Amsterdam

by Yaya Mavundla conversing with Le Sishi Travelling is lot of work. It involves a lot of preparations. There is a lot of stress and excitement at the same time. Travelling abroad is even worse. Especially if you travelling for … Continue reading

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2017 Aug. 8: I live here

  I know this place I live here Where dresses wear deeper voices than suits Where tattoos and piercings are shaded in rainbow colors Where 7 closets have other shades inside of them Then come out as bubbles and feathers … Continue reading

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2017 July 30: My first trip to the United Kingdom (London)

by Thobeka Bhengu  I departed from South Africa on the 8th of July 2017 and arrived in London on the 9th of July. It had been a long trip and the body was naturally tired but was still functional. I … Continue reading

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2017 July 19: “Why is there no state funeral for Prudence?”

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi Struggle songs & ritual performances at an activist funeral. Prudence Mabele shocked many by her passing on the 10th of July just before celebrating her 46th birthday on the 21 July 2017.  … Continue reading

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