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Review | Makhafula Vilakazi’s Concerning Blacks

In Ramashia’s new project, the presence of violence in all facets of the Black existence is felt and responded to. This violence does not, however, define those involved in it and Blacks in general. Image by Tseliso Monaheng There is...

Concerning Blacks-A Poetry Album by Makhafula Vilakazi

Concerning Blacks is a poetry album by Makhafula Vilakazi to be released 06 April 2021 on all digital platforms. About Concerning Blacks: One of the most famous streets in all of Africa today is Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Johannesburg, famously...

Q&A: Makhafula Vilakazi

"Makhafula Vilakazi's poetry is a fusion of Tsotsitaal, English, Zulu and Sotho interspersed into an uncompromising depiction of township life, exploring issues which affect his community such as HIV and AIDS, unemployment and crime. An exponent of a genre which he calls ‘Kasie Poetry’, Makhafula Vilakazi says his...

Poetry Seen: Makhafula Vilakazi – Concerning Blacks

In his first solo show in five years, Makhafula Vilakazi has curated an expression of the quotidian blended with the ideological that concerns blackness in the settler republic. It is a complex mourning and rebellion that places the onus on...

Album Review: Umkhondo by Poet Sabelo Soko

Zulu Poet Sabelo Soko returns with Umkhondo, his debut album after his EP in 2014.That the first album of 2017, reflecting the spread of the gloomy period in South Africa would come from a poet feels tremendously appropriate. This, as...