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“It Had My Name Written All Over It” ~ Mmangi

To many people in this city, the name “Mmangaliso” rings all kinds of bells: church bells, vocal bells, friendly bells, personal bells. And, unlike some unsaved claims some among us make about famous people, the feeling between residents of the city and her is reciprocal—she holds this space in very high regard just as the people too view more

Radioactive Poetry Café: A New Beginning

The Radioactive Blog kicked off its 2022 season of Radiactive Poetry Café on Monday 7 February at Black Sheep Café. Somewhere between the coffee and poetry, Mpho Matsitle found pockets of space to offer some observations.

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From the Art to the Throne

Brenda Yalezo’s penwomanship unlocks her as a versatile songwriter and worshipper who has died to herself for the gospel to be sung through her, notes Ace Moloi.

Laudable, Palatable, Regrettable – Inside Pacofs’ August Shows

The prohibition is over, the doors of culture are open, and the lights are back on at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle spent six interesting nights there and chooses to kiss and tell.

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