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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.Directed by Koleka Putuma, under the mentorship of Jennie Reznek.

New Frame
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.

okayafrica
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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