3 minutes read February 3, 2014 Cape Town Gangster Films In both print and film Cape Flats gangsta-chic is all the vogue now, popping up in publications and film festivals worldwide. Much of it makes spurious claims to authenticity and the….. Read More 2 minutes read July 1, 2011 Pretty in Pink In 2009 the British photographer Araminta de Clermont made a set of portraits of high school seniors (locally known as matrics) in their prom night garb (locally known as matric balls). The….. Read More 2 minutes read June 30, 2011 Jeremy Cronin's Cape Town By now Contemporary Literature has probably forced me to take down the series of Jeremy Cronin blog posts (more like cut and pasted from a long interview with my favorite….. Read More 12 minutes read April 15, 2011 The Coloureds We sent 5 Questions to South African comic artists Nathan and Andre Trantraal. Born in the Western Cape, The Trantraal Brothers are known for their weekly cartoon in a local….. Read More 8 minutes read February 22, 2011 The Uprising “The Uprising of Hangberg” is filmmaking at its incendiary best. Part agitprop piece, testimonies, campaign document, and popular history, the film recounts the violent events of September 2010 when municipal….. Read More 1 minute read July 21, 2010 Skin Deep Politics I finally had a chance to read Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s profile of Jacob Zuma that appeared in “The New Yorker” on the eve of the World Cup final. You need a….. Read More 1 minute read April 29, 2010 Afrikaners Striking series (via Herman Wasserman) of “… painted portraits of some of the prominent captains and leaders of the Griquas, the Orlam groups such as the Afrikaners, and other so-called….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.