(Im)perfect: Race, Identity and the Making of Hashim Amla

  Hashim Amla has arrived. His back-lift to gully now appears the sort of lazy flourish that bored twelve-year-olds develop because they are staggeringly superior to their opposition, rather than the defect that presumed he wouldn’t cut it at international level early on in his career. That twirl of a back-lift is now brought down to [...]

What Rights? Violations in Boston and South Africa

Most people in the world know the Miranda rights. The pervasiveness of American films and television series means that at some point during an episode of Law & Order or a Hollywood action-blockbuster, audiences have heard words to this effect: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a [...]

Eighteen Years On: Bjork’s Army Of Me

Eighteen years ago to the day, on April 21, 1995, the Icelandic singer Bjork released a single by the name of Army of Me. It’s thumping industrial beat, Michel Gondry directed sci-fi video, featuring Bjork with metal teeth and its chorus of “If you complain, once more / You meet an army of me” made it [...]

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