Stephen Bantu Biko: A thought leader gone far too soonOpinion 2020-04-07
"In a post-apartheid South Africa bedevilled by a paucity and deficit of value-based and selfless leadership, with leadership that uses its struggle credentials for self-enrichment, one wonders how Biko would have reacted."
Images of the black youth in two poems by Wally Serote and Njabulo Ndebele, viz: “My brothers in the streets” and “The revolution of the aged”Opinion 2017-09-19
"Both Wally Serote and Njabulo Ndebele are literary aficionados who initially cut their political teeth in the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa, whose tenets entailed self-love, self-reliance and cultural affirmation."
Langston Hughes: The people’s poet who revolutionised the African-American literary traditionOpinion 2017-09-12
"Hughes was no ivory tower type of intellectual. He was a true cultural revolutionary who celebrated the beauty of ordinary people, whose experiences he sought to centre."
Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane’s "My cousin comes to Jo’burg" and "A present for my wife" as trickster talesOpinion 2017-09-06
"In both stories under discussion, Mzamane has deployed two formidable twin pillars – trickery and humour – in order to effectively recapture specific moments of the black experience under apartheid rule. Not all those moments were characterised by gloom and doom. Some of them were as exhilarating as they were daunting."
He “brightened the corner”: decolonial AC Jordan and the quest for an equitable education system in apartheid South AfricaOpinion 2017-04-12
“The value of decolonial thought lies in that it seeks to demolish narrow Eurocentric universalism of epistemologies; it elects to install pluriversality that recognises other knowledges in their loci of enunciation.”
A reading of Claudius’s State of the Nation Address in HamletEnglish 2016-11-30
“There is, in fact, no need to drag politics into literary theory: as with South African sport, it has been there from the beginning.”