Sunday, October 30, 2016
Richard Pithouse's extensive, elegant essay opens a new avenue in the ongoing work of assessing Thabo Mbeki's Presidency. It brilliantly outlines the experience and meaning of Haiti in the modern world, and the notes and affirms the positions that Mbeki took with regard to Haiti. Make sure you read this essential piece by one of South Africa's finest political essayists.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Pravasan Pillay continues his series of columns on sandwiches and this time he’s talking snackwiches.
Every day the same trajectory. An abstract part of you rides as a passenger in the chariot which pulls the sun across the sky, looking down on your helpless body performing its daily rituals; catching this train and that, moving in the same worn circles; the future always an elaborate pantomime of the past, the same characters and villains appearing, each year in more exaggerated dress and painted faces. The endless waiting to be born; waiting to perform the right action which will allow you to be released into the brilliant, blinding, blank unknown. Do I mean the future? Or do I mean death? Or are they perhaps THE SAME THING? Haha, anyway, look at me rambling on! Happy birthday kiddo!
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