Approximately 30% of Grahamstown’s sewage goes untreated into the Kowie River while sewage spills are often left for weeks at a time.
Dear Mandela has a resounding relevance to all South Africans and will continue to ring true in our current situation.
Great emphasis is placed on the length of a black woman's hair and it is seen as an achievement of sorts.
The rain’s watery polaroids are beginning to fade as the sun starts to emerge and kisses me shyly on the cheek.
Atop a table, with notepad and ugg-clad feet, I did the journalism.
“We let the audience be themselves,” said Rebecca, “and I had to resist getting tricks out of them”. Rebecca also hoped for the audience to experience the show instinctively through “sitting in stunned silence or laughing with discomfort or genuine hilarity”.
We experimented with sounds like the crunch of bones, the metalic sounds of a concave egg, the knock of beak on shell, the flex of unused wing.
"You’ve got to look for little things that connect you. Use an archive of your own experiences to inform a story."
The little silver box lay dormant. It's static quite static and no microcosm leapt from its concave surface.
I almost expect Barbie to walk in and join her.
The Zombie culture is everywhere and it's not making me happy.
That, in essence, is what lies at the very base of writing. Beyond the courage, caution, vision, precision, truth, kindness and sometimes the pink-faced grappling…To truly believe the words on your page.
It is still an odd thing to go into an area just because it is disadvantaged when you would not necessarily do the same thing with a wealthy suburb.