• Identity
  • Double Exposure: Part 1

    by La-Donna Gumede i came across what i thought was a very artistic photo of identical twins robed in Geisha attire with a slight pantsula twist; blush applied with a seemingly deliberate solid circle on their brown faces. i immediately wanted to see more so i searched till i landed on a page called CARBONCOPYTWINS […]

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  • Witchcraft Humor Style

    by Nokubonga Mkhize Witchcraft Humor Style i was told once by my Jack Daniel’s yielding aunt at one of those impromptu secret meetings, held by select women at the end of a major family event, to always wear my confidence with a peculiar magic. My aunt always had a worldly aura about her which made […]

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  • In Turf, Hands Perform in Dirt

    by Thulasizwe Somdyala In Turf, Hands Perform in Dirt The weak hearted become Babylon puppets, making it hard for real hustlers. – Common When i heard Wits students had put their tools down to pressure a system that is not representing Black needs, elation vibrated through my pores. This was similar to the effects given by […]

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  • Is’phandla

    i have a constant reminder on my wrist, is’phandla, of how fortunate i am to be part of family that embraces culture. i remember my father telling me that when the time came, there would be a huge coming of age ceremony in my honour. i must have been about 12 years old the first […]

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  • Fearing the Mirror

    by Thulasizwe Somdyala “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”― James Baldwin i have grown to have a sincere dislike for Cape Town. You can feel the disorientation in nature and surrounding, if conscious, you see the pain of a native […]