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poet profile: Jessica Mbangeni, the Slamming Imbongi

For a while, I’ve had little regard for imbongi of the Xhosa tradition.  ‘What’s the all the noise!’  I’ve often said.  ‘Why do they always interrupt things?’  The snob in me spoke...  Although, I shouldn’t tell you this but, most...

Nigger What!?

So manje nay' indaba... over a year ago, I came across a book with an interesting title - CAPITALIST NIGGER - and I bought it. I read the book. Finished it. Thought deeply about it. And now, though still unsettled...

When silence is not golden by Briggs Bomba

For a long time now, ordinary Zimbabweans have had an expectation that South Africa will use its leverage as the biggest political and economic power in Sub-Saharan Afrika to support the realisation of the democratic ideals of the people of...