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Intersectionality-A Response

If our struggle is truly driven by principle, solidarity and love then what Lorde is saying is not difficult to understand. Unlike the Mpemnyamas who claim that Black Power movements are inherently intersectional, I wish to echo the cry from the many Black feminists and Black gender non-conforming activists within the Fees Must Fall and Rhodes Must Fall movements that “this movement will be intersectional or it will be bullshit”.

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Impande – The Art Of Healing

The unfortunate arrival of the 1652 travelling party to our shores, not only resulted in unspeakable brutality upon our land, but subsequently ushered in the beginning of the decline of African tradition. Colonial administrators promptly instituted the eradication of African culture by introducing Christianity and subjugating African people socially, politically, culturally, economically and religiously.

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Troubled Man

The “broken man” speech may come to mind when considering Maimane’s oratory: “For you, Honourable President are not an honourable man. You are a broken man, presiding over a broken society”. Zuma’s retort mocked Maimane’s passionate elegy and the phrase “thixo wase George Goch” has since become a catch phrase in reference to comically astounding matters.

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Scrap Yard Blues

“We live in this community only to serve those who are really living their lives. We fix their cars so that they can carry on with their lives. We live in this community but we are not part of the community. We are dirty from 7am to 7pm. Women don’t want to be seen with mechanics.”

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Pumla Sparrow And White Micro Aggressions

Our dishonest elders, through years of calculated propaganda dispersed mainly through the SABC and the appropriation of the South African struggle narrative, have managed to persuade South Africans that a white settler minority can co-exist with the citizens of this country. How can perpetrators of crimes and the victims of dehumanization co-exist under a peaceful just society?

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Be A Bad Bitch

Have a small waist and wide hips and a bubble butt. It doesn’t matter where you get them from but get those proportions because we will decide which parts of your body fat is acceptable. But remember not to dress like a hoe when you have them.

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Mama I’m Coming Home

“It was difficult for me to keep up with the life I thought I had built for myself. The flat in Fourways, the car, the hair and nails, lunch or drinks at Tashas and Doppio Zero with regular girls’ nights out at Cocoon and Taboo finally took their toll.

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