Tag Archives: Black Consciousness

Vumelani Sibeko Is Dead

  “Mommy, he’s trapped,” whispers a wide-eyed little girl, standing on the corner of Malcolm X Blvd and W 122nd St in Harlem, New York. A dreadlocked man, in a torn T-shirt and pants, slowly walks barefoot ahead of the girl, dragging a 25kg iron ball attached to a chain that connects to a pair […]

When Art Numbs the Senses

  When Simphiwe Dana’s single Nzima was released on Freedom Day earlier this year, it prompted many to revisit questions on how the arts positions itself on social matters. Dana dropped the single not just on the eve of the 2014 national elections, but also when we reflected on 20 years of democracy. For someone […]