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Extract from ‘The Journey: New Positions in African Photography’ — an introduction

A new book examines the great flourishing of photography across the African continent The post Extract from ‘The Journey: New Positions in African Photography’ — an introduction appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Africa, Essays, Friday, Mentorship, Charles Peguy, Frédérique Chapuis, Goethe-Institut, Just Ask! From Africa to Zeitgeist, Photographers’ Masterclass, Sean O’ Toole, Simon Njami, The Journey New Positions in African Photography


Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive

This sequence of texts was written in response to various photographs of Nigeria made between 1920 and 1929 that form part of the Colonial Office photographic collection The post Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, London, Writing, Nigeria, Research, Violence, Colonialism, Friday, Imagination, National Archives, Archives, Essay, Abuja, Nyanya, Colonial Office, Aeronautic Research Committee


The Portfolio: Mário Macilau

Mozambican photographer Mário Macilau uses performance and play to expand the meaning of his work The post The Portfolio: Mário Macilau appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Fantasy, Mozambique, Friday, Reality, Portfolio, Mia Couto, Mario Macilau, Patrick Chabal


Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From art exhibitions to film festivals, we’ve got your entertainment covered this weekend to the next The post Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Film, Events, Friday, Film Festivals, Goodman Gallery, Gender-based Violence, Moffie, African Cypher, Aluta Amada, Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising, Cassi Namoda, Creative Uprising, Don’t Miss, Inkaba Yami


Khulekani Masia: Poetry in the polemic

Khulekani Mayisa’s new film, Power to the Purple, is an intensely personal collaborative project The post Khulekani Masia: Poetry in the polemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Writing, Film, Filmmaking, Friday, Gaspar Noé, Dominique Christina, For Colored Girls, Gender-based Violence, Khulekani Mayisa, Africa Rising International Film Festival, Power to the Purple, Scribbled in Red, Thandi Busani, Tsepiso Mokobori, Khulekani Masia


Review: The eternal splendour of ‘Lovers Rock’

Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock’, part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology, is an ethereal interlude that takes us inside the blues party bubble The post Review: The eternal splendour of ‘Lovers Rock’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: London, Review, Film, Steve McQueen, Reggae, Friday, Rocksteady, Michael Ward, Courttia Newland, Lovers rock, Small Axe, Amarah-Jae St Aubyn


‘The Sweetest Ache’ extract: Dark brown and midnight black magic

An activist’s encounter with an attractive waitress leads her to take an inventory of her own body in Mercy Thokozane Minah’s ‘The Sweetest Ache’ The post ‘The Sweetest Ache’ extract: Dark brown and midnight black magic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Fiction, Literature, Friday, Novels, Erotic Fiction, Book Extract, Blackbird Books, Mercy Thokozane Minah, Queer Fiction, The Sweetest Ache, Thokozane Minah


Q&A with author Mia Aderne: ‘A prayer for the jol not to end

Mia Arderne’s Mermaid Fillet was a lifetime in the making. The author’s vulnerability gives the book superpowers The post Q&A with author Mia Aderne: ‘A prayer for the jol not to end appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Ptsd, Cape Town, Pulp Fiction, Friday, Bdsm, Fight Club, Cape Flats, Gangsterism, Magic realism, Quinten Tarantino, André Brink, Mermaid Fillet, Mia Arderne, Duiwelskloof, Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, Mia Aderne


Tsitsi Dangarembga: Are we mourning ourselves, each other and this state we are in?

The author discusses the trilogy of novels that propelled her onto the Booker shortlist, and their relevance to present-day Zimbabwe The post Tsitsi Dangarembga: Are we mourning ourselves, each other and this state we are in? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Zimbabwe, Booker prize, Friday, Charlie Hebdo, Teju Cole, Garissa, Neria, Tsitsi Dangarembga, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Everyone’s Child, Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not, This Mournable Body


Dambudzo Marechera’s literary shock treatment

A new book on Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera draws on both actual and imaginary archives The post Dambudzo Marechera’s literary shock treatment appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Writing, Zimbabwe, Literature, Friday, China Mieville, Juliana Huxtable, Dambudzo Marechera, Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi


Sol Plaatje and the antinomies of writing against ‘South Africa’

The renowned author’s foundational anti-colonial work deserves more than a dogmatic reading The post Sol Plaatje and the antinomies of writing against ‘South Africa’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Friday, African National Congress, David Scott, CLR James, Frantz Fanon, Saidiya Hartman, Njabulo Ndebele, Sol Plaatje, Mongane Wally Serote, Ceric Robinson, Cheryl Harris, Isaac Williams Wauchope, Native Life in South Africa, Natives Land Act, Peter Delius


A Seat at a Table, Ep 1: The writerly thing to do

Interviews can often demystify the processes behind how people create. It’s always fascinated Phumlani Pikoli to find the tricks to artists’ magic, as explored in his new podcast, ‘A Seat at a Table’ The post A Seat at a Table, Ep 1: The writerly thing to do appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Writing, Podcasting, Literature, Friday, Bookstagrammer, Phumlani Pikoli, A Seat at a Table, Between The Covers, K Sello Duiker award, Katlego Tapala, Lefa Nkadimeng, Lesedi Molefi, Maneo Mohale, The Nine Club: Getting Skaters Talking


The Portfolio: Manelis

With a theatre background and a long history as a bandleader, Durban-based emcee Manelis is always thinking about how his messaging can be translated visually The post The Portfolio: Manelis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sci-fi, Friday, Poncho, Portfolio, Techno, Afrofuturism, Taxi Drivers, Manelis, Dickies, High Fashion, Aircuts, Iwisa, Rogan Ward


Babylon By Bus: How Bob Marley influenced Dennis Morris’ photographic career

The photographer got his first big break touring with The Wailers in the 1970, after skipping school to meet the band The post Babylon By Bus: How Bob Marley influenced Dennis Morris’ photographic career appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: The Clash, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Jamaica, Bob Marley, Friday, Wailers, Chris Blackwell, James Van Der Zee, GORDON PARKS, the Damned, Black House, Dennis Morris, Johnny Nash


Indigenous food revivalists are cooking up a spiritual connection

Culinary activists such as Zayaan Khan and Tapiwa Guzha are prompting us to revisit and reclaim familiar, familial and traditional identities The post Indigenous food revivalists are cooking up a spiritual connection appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Food, Class, Identity, Culture, Friday, Anna Trapido, Curry: Stories & Recipes Across South Africa, Food Dialogues 2020, Ishay Govender-Ypma, Mpho Tshukudu, Tapi Tapi ice cream, Tapiwa Guzha, Zayaan Khan


Obituary: Literary allrounder Stephen Gray was a scholar, critic, novelist and poet

Stephen Gray made an immense long contribution to the South African literary landscape across many genres, but it was poetry that he described as ‘the main activity of my life’ The post Obituary: Literary allrounder Stephen Gray was a scholar, critic, novelist and poet appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Death, Writing, Poetry, Author, Obituary, Friday, Novels, Kurt Vonnegut, Athol Fugard, University of Johannesburg, Playwright, Stephen Gray, Ruth First, Top Six, Scholar, Critic


Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From the virtual Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival to live theatre back on stage at the Baxter in Cape Town, we’ve got you covered The post Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Film, Poetry, Dance, Cape Town, Jazz, Fine Art, Singing, Friday, Baxter, Ramadan Suleman, Fools, Njabulo Ndebele, Gregory Maqoma, Zolani Mahola, Bantu Scope Cinema


A distress signal from Soweto in 1977

A Window on Soweto by Joyce Sikakane-Rankin provided insight during apartheid censorship The post A distress signal from Soweto in 1977 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Nelson Mandela, Literature, Memoir, Friday, Autobiography, Soweto, Oppression, Apartheid, NonFiction, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, A Window on Soweto, Chritsabel Gurney, Denis Herbstein, Joyce Sikakane Rankin, Nondwe Mankahla


Cape Town’s Open Book Festival turns over a new leaf

In the midst of the pandemic the literary festival is hosting podcasts instead of livestreamed panels The post Cape Town’s Open Book Festival turns over a new leaf appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Podcasts, Reading, Migration, Literature, Friday, Travellers, Lauren Beukes, Caine prize, Helon Habila, Bongani Kona, Helen Moffet, Open Book Festival, Pettinah Gappa, Sara Jayne King, Zoe Wicomb


‘Again She Reigns’: In communion with a pantheon of saints

Multidisciplinary project Again She Reigns by Carla Fonseca and Nthato Mokgata finds firm footing as an album The post ‘Again She Reigns’: In communion with a pantheon of saints appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Nthato Mokgata, Carla Fonseca


Review: Cohen’s fire lacks fuel in ‘Borat’ sequel

The film interrogates patriarchy, but the baseness of the US means there’s nothing left to send up The post Review: Cohen’s fire lacks fuel in ‘Borat’ sequel appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Comedy, Review, Film, US, George Bush, Satire, Friday, Donald Trump, Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rudy Giuliani, Us Elections, Cohen, Jeffrey Epstein, Patriarchy, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm


The Portfolio: Saaiqa

Photographer Saaiqa shares the story of how she captured this picture that reflects both the socioeconomic realities of our country and simple companionship The post The Portfolio: Saaiqa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, History, Friday, Kimberley, Portfolio, Portraiture, Northern Cape, Companionship, Barley West, Dominique Edwards, Saaiqa


Abracadabra: The magic of Jay Electronica

The elusive rapper’s recent confounding and reluctant releases are rap as liberation theology The post Abracadabra: The magic of Jay Electronica appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Review, Rap, Jay-z, Hip-hop, Friday, Jay Electronica, Lo-fi, A Written Testimony, Act II: Patents of Nobility, Jay Electronic


The Portfolio: George Tatakis

The Greek photographer is on a quest to document traditional costumes around the country The post The Portfolio: George Tatakis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Turkey, Culture, Migration, Heritage, Friday, Traditions, Thrace, Dionysus, VYSSA, Caryatis, George Tatakis, New Vyssa, Traditional Costumes


Don’t Miss: Our roundup of this week’s virtual and in-person events

From live music by the Reza Khota Quartet in Gugulethu to J.Bo’s live, online event, there’s plenty of culture to keep you entertained The post Don’t Miss: Our roundup of this week’s virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Theatre, Events, Friday, Gugulethu, Jefferson Tshabalala, Ayabola Kekere-Ekun, Dalisu Ndlazi, Inevitable Calling, J.Bobs, Reza Khota, Soweto Theatre, J Bo


Black futures in the age of apocalypse

Curating the End of the World deploys Afrofuturism to respond to Covid-19, anti-black violence and capitalism The post Black futures in the age of apocalypse appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Science, Technology, History, Culture, Philosophy, Friday, Apocalypse, Afrofuturism, Blackness, Google Arts And Culture, Red Spring, Stacey Robinson, Sheree Renée Thomas, pan-Africanism, Black Speculative Arts Movement


‘Before Night Falls’: ReArenas breaks down (in) Fidel Castro’s Cuba

Reinaldo Arenas’s memoir reveals the anomaly of a revolutionary society ruled by an autocrat The post ‘Before Night Falls’: ReArenas breaks down (in) Fidel Castro’s Cuba appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, Writing, Immigration, Homosexuality, Revolution, Literature, Friday, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Gabriel García Márquez, Fulgencio Batista, Reinaldo Arenas, Memoirs, Exile, José Lezama Lima, Before Night Falls


‘Before Night Falls’: Reinaldo Arenas breaks down (in) Fidel Castro’s Cuba

Reinaldo Arenas’s memoir reveals the contradiction of a revolutionary society ruled by an autocrat The post ‘Before Night Falls’: Reinaldo Arenas breaks down (in) Fidel Castro’s Cuba appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, Writing, Immigration, Homosexuality, Revolution, Literature, Friday, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Gabriel García Márquez, Fulgencio Batista, Reinaldo Arenas, Memoirs, Exile, José Lezama Lima, Before Night Falls


Talking Bodies: Photographers use self-portraites to tell stories

Mandisa Buthelezi and Thembi Mthembu are adding depth to the photographic archive through their self-portraits with captions and historical reframing The post Talking Bodies: Photographers use self-portraites to tell stories appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Venice Biennale, David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Afrapix, King Shaka Zulu, Mandisa Buthelezi, Princess Mkabayi kaJama, Thembi Mthembu, uBhuku lukaMenzi


Talking Bodies: Photographers use self-portraits to tell stories

Mandisa Buthelezi and Thembi Mthembu are adding depth to the photographic archive through their self-portraits with captions and historical reframing The post Talking Bodies: Photographers use self-portraits to tell stories appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Venice Biennale, David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Afrapix, King Shaka Zulu, Mandisa Buthelezi, Princess Mkabayi kaJama, Thembi Mthembu, uBhuku lukaMenzi