There is no more credible sign that hip-hop has taken over popular culture than the fact that rap is now considered a serious marketing tool for just about every brand you can think of. No longer confined to any ghetto, hip hop is pretty much as mainstream as it gets […]
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This is an excerpt from my third novel, In The Maid’s Room, which launches next week, in Port Elizabeth “Hallo, ma. You going anywhere past Walmer? Walmer Town Hall, Servistar, Walmer Park? Even Walmer Township.” She nods. Surly woman, large with a couple of whiskers on her chin, and a […]
This is an excerpt from my latest novel, In The Maid’s Room – my third. The book launches next week in Port Elizabeth. There’s a rock at Schoenmakerskop where you can get tubed. On the far side of a rockpool that you can just about wade across if the tide’s […]
…and how he became a town-planning clairvoyant, a literary figure and a gay icon. This is the story of Emperor Norton the First. By Hagen Engler [This piece first appeared in Sunday Times Lifestyle] South Africa has a long tradition of exporting talented individuals who go on to fame and […]
As short film about selfies and social media.
With South Africa the way it is, you wonder why there aren’t more artistic statements like this. As it is, political opinion of this impassioned, radical stripe is limited to your more Africanist poetry nights, Black Twitter, and of late, Parliament. If art reflects society, then this song and video […]
What is going on here? In what is surely some kind of public art campaign, somebody is painting the Joburg inner city pink. It seems to be mostly abandoned buildings that are getting the pink treatment, and it seems to have something to do with this tumblr, Beware Of Colour… […]