Stories

THE ART OF EMPATHY

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My first introduction to the majestic world of art was through poetry. The love affair with poetry began at an early age. To me, it was a playground for words, a medium that invited the use of metaphors, rhymes and other figures of speech that allow one’s imagination to roam. I loved its capability to […]

DECOLOURING YOUTH DAY

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Youth Day is approaching.   South Africa is buzzing with activity as individuals and organisations prepare to launch the youth focused content and events they have planned for months.   As a content producer, I want to be a part of this national story. My voice wants to be heard along with everybody else that […]

CREATIVE CRUSH: TONY GUM

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Her way of expression is unapologetic and unique, with just the right dose of abstractness to leave one marvelled and eager for more. Tony Gum is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa, and is no stranger to the creative scene. She has collaborated with prestigious brands such as Coca Cola and Adidas. Her style […]

ART FEELS

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According to my family, I was one of those brats that took advantage of my privilege to cry  when I was a baby. You know the type of baby that cries so much that you find yourself exploring the dark realms of your mind,plotting torturous methods that will silence him or her? I was that baby.   […]

A TRIBUTE

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I’ve been to Umtata twice this year, which is quite the world record. The first time was in January to visit my grandmother, and the second time was in May to see her off to heaven. I say that more literally than figuratively because I genuinely believe there is nowhere else Makhulu could have possibly […]

FIRST LIGHT

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A familiar mystery the unknown that all know with no particular shape to her face, she is still easy to recognise a warrior summoned to attack the dark, and unveil the gift of light once again she is the silent promise of better moments nightmares wither away in the face of her calm she nestles […]

THE WORLD’S BEST OUTFIT

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Dress up. Look presentable. Wrap your dirt in clean garments. Ensure your corsets are tight enough to squeeze out the pain.   Invest in stylish hats that will shelter your eyes, hiding the honest tales of your soul. Wear crisp white gloves that cover the bruises on your knuckles, the ones you sustained from last […]

NO FLIGHT

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With a subtle flap of your wings you touched freedom; she seemed to caress you back. It was a long overdue reunion.   The Gods commanded the winds to be still. There were to be no interruptions on this momentous occasion, when you were finally due to emancipate.   Clouds heard the news and created […]

BROWN WOMEN

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Keep the thrones, robes and tiaras; no need to swear them in as queens theirs is a royalty that was solidified at birth.   Mother of nature planted seeds of grandeur when she kissed their heads, this saw the rise of the bush flowers that nestle on their scalps.   In the dark of their […]