Working class mobilization often begins with this Marx-inspired cry: “Workers of the world, unite. You only have your chains to lose.” In this opinion piece, musician Theo Mnikes calls on local gospel artists to also unite as they only have their poorly attended shows to lose.
Blacktale, a new poem by UFS Poetry Club founder and IRAWA editor Tshiamo Malatji, was first performed at the Vryfees LitFest Poetry Slam. Malatji, the three-time champion of the slam, claimed retirement from slamming and took on the role of judge for the 2019 edition. ART STATE is honoured to be the first to publish this gem.
Tshiamo Malatji writes about Kamara, a bizarre combination of poetry, dance and puppetry, directed by Jojo Mokirisi and starring Kwena Peu.￼
Sipho Mnyakeni reflects on the legacy of Oliver Tambo, as seen through the Dear Oliver Tambo production.
Local journalism is a matter of plentiful harvest and few workers, argues Tshiamo Malatji.
A love letter from Thembekile Tshabalala to her supporters
The Naked Slam, like any other slam, couldn’t come and go without controversy and peer confrontations. Discontent was mostly about the judging criteria, with many voices unhappy with the outcome, believing strongly that, rather than Tshiamo Malatji, Hlox Da Rebel deserved the crown.