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CULTURE Review

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Nakambe

The narrative sees a king who finds himself in a “predicament” wherein his wife bores him a daughter instead of a son and heir. All of this pits him against forces who refuse to be led by a female within his own ranks and subjects.

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Midnight Mmusi

He took up acting to prepare for the task ahead. He planted himself as a sleeper cell within the DA - the embodiment of neoliberalism in South Africa. Slowly he began to learn their ways, mould his persona to what they wanted, shoring up power.

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Voting Cow Consciousness

Now, when you pause and think about it. The black agenda - in its 'civilized' or in the hands of educated Blacks, in its expression of propertied Blacks who hold tenure in keeping with white sensibilities - has always been welcomed in white power corridors. It has never been an utter no-no for whites to countenance the Black agenda.

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Ties That Bind

The three-part documentary series brings a fresh perspective on what is our generally accepted history in the ‘woke’ era. In the midst of these roundtable discussions there is even a suggestion that colonialism was a collaborative project; and how identifying as Black is not only a matter of pigmentation, as per Steve Biko’s definition.

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Ntsako Wa Xibelani

Such incidents were not rare; the negative social stereotyping of traditional culture amongst black people goes back to the establishment of the missionaries, a religious, pseudo-colonial undertaking that deemed African culture uncivilized, and demanded Africans do away with their traditional, “sinful”, ways of life in exchange for “virtuous” Western culture and its “superior” education.

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‘Black’: two in one

As the oppressed group, against the oppressor-camp, we are all Black. And for that reason, we must do all the things Biko suggests we must do: such as “cling to one another with a tenacity that will surprise the oppressor”; “rally together around the cause of our oppression - the blackness of our skin” and provide the antithetical counterpoint that will arrest and dismantle the oppressor-camp’s assault on us. Namely, “Black solidarity” against “White racism”.

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