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Imbawula – storytelling reimagined

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 2 March 2015

Imbawula – storytelling reimagined

Upstairs in the coffee shop, people were enjoying the music and mingling with a glass of wine here and a bottle of beer there. By 19:25 they had already filled up the basement of Bean Republic ready for the second instalment of Imbawula which started at 19:30 as promised. The event which is meant to be intimate...

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Win tickets to ACT UJ arts and culture conference

by: Live Events - 27 February 2015

Win tickets to ACT UJ arts and culture conference

Are you a creative or aspiring creative? We have two tickets to giveaway for this cool event which is happening at University of Johannesburg (UJ) on the 8 to 10 March 2015! ACT / UJ Arts and Culture Conference 2015 Brought to you by Arts and Culture Trust, UJ and the British Council Connect ZA...

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Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 February 2015

Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

  Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times.— Rives Collins Random Window and Quarphix Foundaion bring you this year’s first Imbawula session at Bean Republic in Illovo. The aim of the event is to preserve the ancient art of storytelling while...

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Vhusiku Vhutswu by Tsireledzo Mushoma

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 9 February 2015

Vhusiku Vhutswu by Tsireledzo Mushoma

Vhusiku Vhutswu (Darkest Night in Tshivenda) is a Tshivenda youth novel written by Gold Sanlam Prize winner for Youth Literature and M-Net Literary Prize winner in the Tshivenda category, Tsireledzo Mushoma. Tsireledzo first broke into the literary world with the publication of a short story as part of a POWA anthology in 2005. She has since...

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Great book to read this summer: Zakes Mda’s “Rachel’s Blue”

by: Simamkele Matuntuta - 7 January 2015

Great book to read this summer: Zakes Mda’s “Rachel’s Blue”

  Award-winning author, Zakes Mda, has once again written a page-turner that is so real you can feel yourself a part of it. This book, Rachel’s Blue, is set in a close-knit community of Jensen township, in Athens county, Ohio. In this book, you will meet Rachel Boucher, Moira Boucher (AKA Nana Moira, Rachel’s grandmother)....

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So you want to be … a publisher?

by: Simamkele Matuntuta - 1 January 2015

So you want to be … a publisher?

Our “So you want to be…” weekly series aims to help you in the process of choosing a career. We will be speaking to a practising professional to tell us about their field of work. This week, we speak to James Woodhouse (35) who is a publisher at Kwela Books. Simamkele for LiveSA: What does...

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Imbawula was on fire

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 12 December 2014

Imbawula was on fire

Last night, I attended the inaugural Imbawula hosted by Random Window and Quarphix Foundation at Bean Republic. Imbawula is an essential initiative and I’m proud to have been one of the first people to be a part of the movement. The venue which was intimate and cosy, with candles illuminating the room (an ode to a mbawula) was filled...

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The Urban Legend debate

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 1 December 2014

The Urban Legend debate

Last week, Live Mag had the pleasure of meeting Josef Yohannes, the creator of the first black superhero comic book, The Urban Legend. Live contributors Tshepang Tlhapane and Refieka Williams take different views on the comic’s use of the names of struggle icons. Tshepang – Approve The name of this comic superhero is Malcolm T Madiba. I...

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The Write Stuff

by: Kay Selisho - 5 November 2014

The Write Stuff

In an age where communication has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry, having “The Write Stuff” is no longer a skill limited to just journalists, authors and other communication professionals but is has become essential to everyday life. Writing well is a skill that any and everyone should possess. In fact, it is a skill...

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Open Book Poetry Slam: A feast of spoken word

by: Ndimphiwe Gilili - 25 September 2014

Open Book Poetry Slam: A feast of spoken word

The Open Book Festival, now on its fourth year, is an annual literary festival, which takes place at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. This year, the festival ran from 17 to 21 September. Part of the programme is usually the poetry slam competition, which is what I got the opportunity to attend this last...

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