Archive | 2006


by Herman Wasserman There is one scene in Tsotsi that sums the central logic of the film. It sets up the binary between individuals and the masses, state and citizens, and order and chaos. When the police find a car that the central character, Tsotsi (Chweneyagae) had hijacked, the camera first dwells on the how the car […]

Emerging from the Dark?

Mafika Gwala speaks to Andrea Meeson about not living in the shadows. A press release from the Poetry Africa festival, which ended in Durban last night, touted the presence of Mafika Gwala as the “exciting re-emergence of the respected Black-consciousness era poet.” “Crap,” says the published South African poet, essayist, writer of short stories and soon-to-be novelist. […]

Dance of the Infidels

by Rudolph Ogoo Okonkwo “When the premise of an argument is wrong, the conclusion is also wrong.” – Peter Obi I will introduce Peter Obi but first, I must confess a blunder. I was prompt at the exorcism. Too much introspection, I almost lost my indignation. Yet, it added no therapeutic value to my deranged mind. […]