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Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South

Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South

The exhibition is divided into three areas or worlds. The first is configured around the Fall, a realm where the natural and human worlds meet. The animal-human hybrid figures represent the second world of the exhibition. Hybridity refers to the mingling of species, races or cultures, a crossing of one thing with another.

Celebrating Women in Jazz

Celebrating Women in Jazz

The history of jazz music cannot isolate itself from that of women dating as far back as Mbaqanga that had an array of amazing girl bands such as Mahotella Queens, Jabavu Queens, Izintombi Zomoya, Manzini Girls, Dark City Sisters among many others.

Stacey Fru: Youngest Iconic Author from South Africa

Stacey Fru: Youngest Iconic Author from South Africa

Stacey Fru certainly seems poised to follow in the footsteps of many of her iconic predecessors, including doyens such as Nontsizi Mgqwetho, Noni Jabavu, Bessie Head, Miriam Tlali, Ellen Kuzwayo, Gcina Mhlophe and Sindiwe Magona. The latter two have undoubtedly noted with pride the blossoming of this young writer.

The Bisho Massacre: Violence from Nowhere

The Bisho Massacre: Violence from Nowhere

We can appreciate the power of a documentary to express the truth, but this film falls short in explaining the condition of Blackness during South Africa’s tumultuous transition to democracy. A focus on the factual accounts of violence, backed up by archival material and interviews from primary sources, is helpful. But overall, it fails in the same area as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).