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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...

review: Bare Soul by Nosipho Kota

I was recently interrogated by my conscious on my objective in this passion I developed of reviewing fellow writers’ books. As much as there’s a motive of promotion, there is equally a significant need for grooming and nurturing critique so...

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,...