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Book Review: Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma, is arguably one of the most intriguing collections of poetry to come out of South Africa. Putuma’s first collection of poetry struck me as a beautiful disruption: A loud, unapologetic voice yelling back at the...

Editorial: The Others

"The torture of being the unseen object, and constantly observed subject." - Amiri Baraka Identifying ”The Others” is all about power dynamics. It is the messy intersection and interaction of multiple identities, mixed with toxic socializing, body scaling and the assumed...

The subcontracted voice of womxn in art by Dr. Thandokuhle S. Mngqibisa

Some time ago, PowerFM had a brief discussion about a new rule supposedly instituted by the Cannes film festival. According to reports in various UK newspapers women were turned away from red carpet events at the Cannes film festival due...

editorial: Love & Compassion

The impulse to write is often driven by something that we can’t always explain. When we’re younger and don’t know any better, our words flow, overflow, from a place that seems to have no bottom. When we know better, words...

To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African anthology of jazz poetry

To Breathe Into Another Voice was recently launched at The Orbit Jazz club. This is an anthology of jazz poetry compiled and edited by avid Jazz lover and poet Myesha Jenkins. Published by Real African Publishers, the anthology explores jazz...