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Wamuwi Mbao

Wamuwi Mbao is a writer and literary critic. He teaches at Stellenbosch University.


Paradise forgotten

While there is much to mourn about the passing of legendary American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, we should hold a place for his bold statement-album against apartheid South Africa.

Where laws and guns cannot reach

South African poet Don Mattera, who died in July, was the real deal—preferring to throw his lot in with the ignored and the undervalued. Unsurprisingly, his monumental life and work is undervalued too.