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what is relevance?

I’ve often asked myself the question of relevance myself coz 9 to 5’ers and parents who grew up in an era past often take the arts as a hobby or take their immensely talented sons and daughters as lazy human...

afrika history month

say it loud, i’m black and i’m proud! black history month started as negro history and literature week in 1920. in 1926 it was changed to negro history week. it was championed by Dr.  Carter E Woodson, co-founder of the...

Celebrating Kwanza instead of Christ mass

So manje nay' indaba... It is common knowledge the celebration of Christ mass came to Afrika with the missionaries. When the missionaries brought Christianity to Afrika they also brought the holiday (holy day) that were significant to the religion. While...

E’skia Mphahlele (17 December 1919 – 27 October 2008)

Another bright light extinguished. E'skia Mphahlele crossed over to the ancestral realm on the 27th of October 2008. This esteemed intellectual was one of the last original writers of Drum magazine. Bab' Mphahlele was a wielder, breaker and maker of...

John Matshikiza (26 November 1954 – 15 September 2008)

A poet, actor, writer, activist... John Matshikiza is one of our most profilic creative professionals. John Matshikiza was born in Sophiatown to world renown composer and jazz artists Todd Matshikiza. John Matshikiza went into exile in 1961 after his father,...