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What Does Your Choice of Bunny Chow Say About You?

Who needs Jungian archetypes when you can have Bunnyian archetypes? Are you more chicken bunny than broad beans bunny? And what does your preference say about you? The Con’s resident bunny chow scholar, Pravasan Pillay, continues his long-term study of this iconic South African street food. 1. Quarter Mutton Bunny: You’re conventional. If you’re over thirty you’re either [...]

Reflecting Rogue: An Extract

Reflecting Rogue: Inside the Mind of a Feminist, published by MFBooks Joburg. RRP: R240. Available at all good bookstores. A mothering feminist’s life  A celebration, meditation and roll call During a panel with four feminist writers, moderator Mohale Mashigo, Yewande Omotoso and Nnedi Okorafor, at the 2016 Open Book Festival in Cape Town, Kabura Nganga [...]

Review: Bird-Monk Seding

review by Danyela Demir Lesego Rampolokeng, Bird-Monk Seding (Deep South, Grahamstown, 2017) 192pp.   Much of Lesego Rampolokeng’s thirteenth, and most recent book, Bird-Monk Seding, focuses on the quotidian lives of the inhabitants in a small township in the Groot Marico area called Seding. As the narrator of the novel, Bavino Sekete, explains Seding is: [...]

There Is Only One World

  The Con publishes the Epilogue to Achille Mbembe’s latest book, Critique of Black Reason (Wits University Press), described by the US publishers, Duke University Press, as ”a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness—from the Atlantic slave trade to the present—to critically reevaluate history, racism, and the future of humanity. Mbembe teases out the intellectual consequences [...]