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What makes an African Writer?

By Pinky Khoabane Chinua Achebe and Nelson Mandela In the course of doing the African literature project in which she had to look at how modern African writers had modified…


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Complainants dying while FNB delays case

By Pinky Khoabane I spent last week thursday at Block FF in Soshanguve. I was there to interview a group of residents representing the 1230 (One thousand two-hundred-and-thirty) residents who took…


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Today in History: Saxophonist Charlie Parker dies

Article first published in Bio http://www.biography.com/people/charlie-parker-9433413#creating-bebop Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop. QUOTES “Don’t play the saxophone….


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CULTURE: Gcina Mhlophe – The Dancer

My daughter studies African literature and in this week, she’s looking at how modern poets have adopted African traditional poetry and modernised it in their work. She chose Gcina Mhlophe’s The…



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It’s International Women’s Day Today

Millions of people around the world are marking International Women’s Day, in what campaigners are saying is the most political global event of its kind yet, The Guardian says. Women…


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We need to decolonise our minds

By Pinky Khoabane Lumka Oliphant There’s never a dull moment in our country – and this is putting it mildly given some of the tragic events which lay bare how far…