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Vrystaat Literature Festival Examines What It Means To Be Human

The Vrystaat Arts Festival, in cooperation with the University of the Free State, presents the fourth Vrystaat Literature Festival from 1-6 July. Comprising more than 70 events, involving a wide variety of themes and topics, there truly will be something for every taste. During this year’s festival, local, national, and international guests will participate in talks, panel discussions, ..read more

A Year of Jazzing on the Lawn

On Human Rights Day, 2018, an ambitious event launched at the Windmill Casino lawns. Clouds heavily pregnant with rain threatened the inaugural event, but organisers were quick to allay any fears of a cancellation. The show would go on, contingencies were in place. Local musicians Levante Music, Naledi & Friends, and The Andile Q Trio, with Motheo FM’s ..read more

Editor’s Note
State Of Mangaung Arts
The Armchair Critic
REVIEW
K.Set’s World Is Beautiful

Truth be told, Khumo “K.Set” Sethoba is a profound word magician who writes soulfully and recites fluently, observes Ace Moloi.

Tete A Tete with Death

Tshiamo Malatji’s poetry chapbook, Happi-, is a conceptually competent conversation with death, writes ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle.

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FEATURE
Maki Molapo: Ficksburg’s Ripest Cherry

When newsgirl Maki Molapo revealed that she’s Bloemfontein’s latest export to commercial radio, Bloem Twitter didn’t know what to do with itself, writes Ace Moloi.

BA RE E NE E LE LIT!

Ba Re E Ne Re Literature Festival was a festival of stimulating ideas around literature, writes ART STATE Publisher Mpho Matsitle.

Dear Oliver Tambo
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Love, Crime & Johannesburg
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