‘Pride and Prejudice’ – powerful, poignant and thought-provoking

Pride and Prejudice

ESTELLE SINKINS reviews Pride and Prejudice – The Gerald Kraak Anthology. African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality (various authors, published by Jacana Media)

THOUGHT-provoking, funny and poignant sums up the collection of short stories, photography, poetry and journalistic work, which makes up the inaugural Gerald Kraak Anthology – Pride and Prejudice. Continue reading

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New Durban exhibition, ‘Beauty and its Beasts’, examines female stereotypes

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Mary Sibande’s Cry Havoc. Photo courtesy of the artist and Gallery MOMO.

Running at the Durban Art Gallery until May 28 is the exhibition ‘Beauty and its Beasts’, which asks the question: Has the female stereotype changed? Continue reading

Drama for Life Sex Actually 2016: Revealing vulnerable bodies

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Songezo Mcilizeli presents Audition.

Drama for Life is bringing critical, bold theatre into the public domain through its 9th annual Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival.

Hosted at Wits University, the festival is a cross-community arts education, activism and therapeutic intervention, which is curated in a way that allows arts practitioners and audience members to holistically engage with and interrogate the complexities surrounding themes of sex, sexuality, relationships, culture, gender, HIV and sexual reproductive health; within human rights and social justice discourse. Continue reading

AfriQueer to shine a light on gender-based hatred at NAF

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The cast of Drama for Life’s Afriqueer.

As the world reels from the Orlando shootings and the African LGBTI community continues to face violent repression, the Drama for Life production AfriQueer promises to strike a timely and resonant note at this year’s National Arts Festival.

This powerful site-specific work will have two performances daily – at 4pm and 8pm – at the scenic Botanical Gardens in Grahamstown, from June 30 to July 3. Continue reading