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By Koleka Putuma

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Gqom and the poetic: Talking to Sho Madjozi

by Koleka Putuma


The poet who became a gqom artist reveals her many names, what it is like to inhabit her musical persona and how she feels about South Africa’s poetry scene.


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Sing a black girl’s song: Ntozake Shange’s genius

by Koleka Putuma


The late playwright, poet and essayist will always be a guide for coming-to-being and for those seeking their own voices.


I Would Rather Breathe Than Think Outside the Box

South African artists were already working for little to no pay, but the pandemic has unleashed a flood of exploitative work requests right when we need money the most.

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