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Words, Visions, Dreams, Voices of an African Woman Expressed by Thulisa Qangule

Through us. To us. For us

Every breath is a seed Every heartbeat A dance Thoughts become trances Of the million voices That speak through us To us For us To become them. We are the … Continue reading

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Addressing the dark side of feminism

I am here to remind all men and women that Feminism is not a tool to attack men, hide from men or justify our fears of men. It exists as means … Continue reading

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The Sistalution_South Africa please stop knocking your black women down

To knock down the Black African Woman at this point in our history is to destroy the cornerstone of Mother Africa. 72% of black children in our country are raised … Continue reading

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The days and times of the ‘Almost Free’ in South Africa

I bang my head against my recliner with absolute disillusionment in my heart. The sun that once shone brightly in my face as a symbol of glee and good things … Continue reading

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Why does South African & African History keep ignoring this? – “our history did not begin in chains nor will it end in chains”

“Our history did not begin in chains” is something that El–Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (الحاجّ مالك الشباز), is known to have loved saying. I have to admit, that even as an African … Continue reading

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Love Speaks

Listen… I will make you surrender a thousand times Twist you, break you,prove you wrong Name you Shame you If you do not humble yourself I will make you crawl … Continue reading

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Le Tour de Mash…a photographic tour

I’ve always wished I’d had a visual mind so I could compress everything I express in words – in pictures. Books have always been revered for their ability to tele … Continue reading

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The Evil that is Colourism: Worse than Apartheid_50 Shades of Brown

The Evil that is Colourism: Worse than Apartheid_50 Shades of Brown.

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Do we know how to be change catalysts in 2015?

At birth, we have our umbilical cords chopped off and we go straight into recovery. We don’t ever hold grudges against this moment. Why not? We go through a series … Continue reading

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Let’s deal with this…

Image borrowed from:www.rainwalker.com The definition of Feminism as I know it is: ‘advocating of gender equality for women’. Do we all understand that this by no means gives instructions for … Continue reading

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Generational Transitions – the fuss about ‘us’ becoming ‘them’

What on earth do we do when we find ourselves standing on the edge of time? Where on earth do we find anything tangible to hold on to, just so … Continue reading

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The New South African Pandemic, Living with Masks and How we’re prisoners of our confused identity

I don’t know the cause. There is a guy out there who has an over-weight mother who has grown up into the kind of man who speaks ill about chubby … Continue reading

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The Role/Power/Responsibility of the Artist as a Mirror for & from the collective voice – South Africa

One of the greatest treasures we acquired as a country in 1994 was the freedom of expression. It was indeed a great time, and something I’d hoped we’d be able … Continue reading

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The Holiest of Oilies…Olive Oil and its multi-dimensional benefits

Holy Oily Contrary to popular belief, not all oils and fats in our diets are bad. Olive Oil has multiple benefits,and on every level of being. Who ever would have … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Great South African Puppet Show featuring Mannequins and Muppets …

Here’s some painful news about South Africa that many choose to turn a blind eye to… Apartheid, in many realms,spheres and sectors,has not disappeared. It has simply morphed itself and … Continue reading

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Emancipate Thy Nappi Head…4rm the AFROdeadlocked Lady

Emancipate Thy Nappi Head…4rm the AFROdeadlocked Lady.

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Incomplete People Looking For Completion Through Others? Think Again…

Incomplete People Looking For Completion Through Others? Think Again….

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Poetry and Me. This is why I W-right

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Will the Cure for AIDS come from South Africa? …Sutherlandia Frutescens / Unwele

What You Did’nt know about Plants in your Backyard So There was once a time when the common Flu was a life threatening and incurable disease. This disease remains incurable … Continue reading

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Lets Urgently Replace South Afri-Nkanism with South African Activism…#16days#…Now Go!

When Activism Is Called For As we enter the first quadrant of the #16days of# Activism against all sorts of ills that# Women,# Children, and Generally Vulnerable Individuals and Groups … Continue reading

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Little Girl Tell Me…Woman What Happens?

Little Girl Tell Me… When they teach you To make your bed perfectly So that one day you make perfect beds for your husband and children Today You’re a woman … Continue reading

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Entitlement to dis-Respect?

Its riddling my mind That when we are meant To unconditionally respect Our Elders And then some of them lie And then some Manipulate us at the Helm of fear … Continue reading

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Gogo says…

Do not take my forgiveness For granted It is not easy to love through A broken heart Do not fake your forgiveness For show My fury will turn Pieces Of … Continue reading

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Our lost voices still Cry for Freedom in South Africa. Listen with your mind.

Re-Activism and Re-Education for South Africa_ the cases of Mbuyisa Makhubu and Apartheid Liberation/ Freedom-Fighters who are still in jail.   At the dawn of South Africa’s Freedom, the light … Continue reading

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Humane?

We didn’t ask for critics, We need parents. We didn’t ask for critics, We need Teachers. We didn’t ask for judges, We needed Priests. We didn’t ask for critics, We … Continue reading

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Dive into the wind

I took a dive into the wind Where my wings Opened up like rose petals Free! I took a dive into the wind Where I struggled with gravity, the winds, … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

How do we keep missing this one? Subtle abuse in open spaces

In the name of keeping what we have, we have become incubators for abuse, exploitation and pain in South Africa. We keep sweeping this issue underneath our doors and yet … Continue reading

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House Music in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Afro-Digital Migration

Originally posted on Afro politan Explosiv:
In her unique brand of DJ Scholarship, Los Angeles born, DJ Lynnee Denise brings reflective essay writing to the sonic corridors of House Music.…

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment
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