1. The fat lady will sing. The New York Times has now featured two West African marriages in its Sunday “Vows” section in a matter of weeks. The first is of a Nigerian wedding (ceremonies in Abuja and Virginia). It’s a union of a very well connected lawyer and an investment banker that makes for, shall […]
On Monday tens of thousands of young South Africans marched in Cape Town, South Africa, to demand access to a quality education; that is for “… stocked libraries, running water, electrical connections, sports facilities, computer centres and sanitary toilets. In other words, all the infrastructural facilities that students need in order to learn and thrive.” […]
The Social Justice, Gender and Health Reading Group, The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and The Center for the Humanities present: Remembering E.H. Carr and the Case for a New History in South Africa Zackie Achmat Tuesday May 4th, 6:30pm, Room 6402 Venue: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
Anyone seen the new “documentary” film, “Fig Trees: A documentary about AIDS, Pills and Gertrude Stein” (2009) by Canadian director John Greyson? It’s about AIDS activism in South Africa (and Canada)? The clip, above, from the film has actors portraying South African AIDS activists (Simon Nkoli, Christopher Moraka, Gugu Dlamini and Nkosi Johnson) “… sing[ing] […]