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Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics

  An excerpt from the Introduction to Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics (Wits University Press) by Nigel C. Gibson and Roberto Beneduce   1952 to 1961: in the space of less than ten years, Frantz Fanon defended his medical thesis in France, took up his post as a psychiatrist at Blida-Joinville Hospital in Algeria, wrote three books, [...]

Extract: The Chronicles of Nonyana the Bird alias Ntwana the Kid

  It’s festive term again police evacuate tramps from beaches, parks and passageways for the ease and security of tourists & revellers my friend Theliweni says it’s a lofty project these folks bring money to the city we hobos shall benefit a lot from the trickle-down effect for now we must hustle thirty bucks a [...]

Food is a Time Machine

  Why is it that the mere aroma of certain foods can take us straight back to a particular place and point in time? It’s because the nose knows the true meaning of nostalgia, and it leads us on a journey through sense into the magic of a relived memory.  There’s a curl of smoke [...]