Editors' Note

Editors Note: September 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 I was having another sleepless night. The gates to the hell, that is twitter, opened and sucked me right into it. Scrolling up and down, I was hoping to find a good read, or something inspiring that would put me to sleep with a smile on my face. Finally, there was a video […]

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Interviews

Interview with Aliki Saragas

… OR DOES IT EXPLODE? An interview with Aliki Saragas, director of Strike a Rock (2017) By Amy Loureth Worster   Aliki Saragas is a Johannesburg-based filmmaker and the director of Strike a Rock (2017) – a stirring new documentary about Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana, the founders of Marikana’s womxn’s organisation Sikhala Sonke (We […]

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Poetry

My Arlene

A Poem By Sam Aberdeen   Words I should’ve said, my dear Arlene are now my memories’ echoes Of new memories that could’ve been had I not have voiced my woes There’s so much I want to say, my friend Arlene That my mind never seems to lack Perhaps it should remain unseen The tears […]

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Short Stories

Legoa

A SHORT STORY By Selabe Kute   1. Circus ‘Ke legoa!’ the scream sends a small ripple through the slits of his purple shirt. A few pigeons scurry to the heavens after the crescendo of his words. His wire-car suspends its travels through the gradations of his grandmother’s burgundy porch. Segments of sand rest on […]

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Poetry

Pretenders

A Poem By Fazlin Margrose I always craved to fit in Wondered what it felt like to be one of them A world with no rejection No flaws in their perfection Perhaps it’s just a world of fabrication Their smiles are as fake as mine Do they too pretend to be fine? Do they too […]

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Short Stories

Green

A SHORT STORY By Zayd Taliep   Sullied and desolate it lies Broken and dashed, With muted cries Smashed. The armies begin running towards each other. Each side garbed for war in opposing colors of Grey and Green. The Grey army’s weapons are barbed and drip poison that sizzles everything it drops onto it. The […]

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Interviews

Interview with Nathaniel Sheppard III

  Danger Gevaar Ingozi Studio By Shameelah Khan About the Studio: A proudly black owned Printmaking studio in Johannesburgs’ CBD. DGI studio opened its doors in January of 2016. The collaborative nature of the studio imputes a sense of ownership, and is aimed at empowering the artist both creatively and materially. There is a rejection […]

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