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Live Literature Market: A treat for book lovers

Word N Sound Live Literature Movement

We have an amazing selection of books that will be on sale this Sunday at the Live Literature Market. So bring a friend, come hang out with some of our favourite writers while jazz band Big Five Namaqhawe do their thing on stage.


Our Triumph by Tumelo Moleleki
The fourth book in the #HerHeartSeries and my latest release. This is the story of Tseko, the Moahloli’s problem child, and how she claws her way out of the dark abyss she has been thrown into by her father.
On sale for R220

In the Jaws of the Crocodile by Ray Ndlovu
It is impossible to understand recent political events in Zimbabwe without insight into the role of Emmerson Mnangagwa. The fall of Robert Mugabe and the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s new president in November 2017 were events that no one could have predicted. Just three weeks earlier, Mugabe had…

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Money Dance vs Spirit Dance

Green Ankh Works

DAni NabudereRevolution is a science, but it is one that takes shape socially, both privately as well as publically, and it is essentially experiential. The theory is as significant as the practice. The ironical art of revolution  is comparable to the art of music. One person can compose a symphony in the privacy of their own home or even while walking along as part of a crowd. The symphony will require a number of performers yet it comes from the mind of a single person. In jazz, there is the art of improvisation. While the composer can arrange the music in one way, the music can take a shape of its own in the hands of capable improvisers, but the foundation remains. Is it possible for a whole country to be conducted like a symphony or even a jazz big band, with each musician, audience member and spectator contributiung to a…

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Community Education vs Public and Private Education: A case for Integral-Afrocentric Schools

Green Ankh Works

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, for none but ourselves can free our minds.” – Marcus Garvey.

These often repeated words from the erstwhile leader of the the pan-Afrikan, Negro Improvement Association were said and written in the early 20th century, yet their impact is still felt today during the 21st as Afrikan people globally still languish at the bottom of the socio-economic ladders. It is dawning on most of us that regardless of accolades, riches or highest levels of educational success, the Afrikan still need to learn more about herself/himself in order to be truly liberated, otherwise their liberation is a sham. Your Phd, Doctorate or Masters thesis which is based on Eurocentric education will not free your people from the shackles of white supremacist hegemony.

The present generation is the hinge of history …we may now be in the time of the most rapid change in the whole…

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The Cannabis Effect

Green Ankh Works

Will this leave us high and dry, or will our visions and dreams truly fly? I found myself wondering after the effects of South Africa’s Constitutional Court decision to partially legalize the use of cannabis wore off.
Many newspapers lapped up the news and the Business Day of 19 September 2018, even made it their cover story. But it was Mary Nel on the Sunday Times of 23rd September which carried a more succinct or balanced narrative. Headlined “Constitutional Court Ruling on dagga leaves brains somewhat muddled.”
She began, “The Constitutional Court has passed down a judgement that makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke dagga in their homes. The court ruled that the right to privacy was violated by prohibiting the possession, purchase or cultivation of dagga for personal consumption by an adult in a private dwelling. The case was pursued by various parties, including a…

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