Reviews

An Interview with İlyas Tunç, a poet from Turkey

by Vonani Bila   1- Who is İlyas Tunç and when did you encounter poetry ? I was born in 1956 in Ordu, Turkey. I taught English in the primary schools for twenty eight years. Last year I became retired. And for sixteen years I’ve been living in Sinop, the city of...

James Matthews: Still Kicking Butt @ 77

by Mphutlane Wa Bofelo   Veteran educator and social  activist, Yusuf Cajee recently shared with me his recollections of the time he was arrested by the South African Police   while distributing copies of Muslim Views (then Muslim News) which were accompanied by...

Mthwa and Hlubi

by Mbizo Mzamane   We Africans do not refer to ourselves as coming from or being members of “tribes”. Both presently and historically the term used to indicate the people you were borne of is “clan”. My family is descendant of a number of clans. One is Mthwa...

The Ballad of Sugar Moon and Coffin Deadly

by Mphutlane wa Bofelo   Aryan Kaganof is a writer who possesses the rare capability to capture grotesque and bleak scenes and moments in words of a lyrical and poetic beauty that land deep into the heart and mind of a reader like the melody of a serenading love...

The Liberation in Question

by Jean-Francois Kouadio   Abidjan is indescribable tonight. All thieves, out-laws and maladjusted people that the quasi-informal situation of the Coup d’Etat has excited, are at their coward’s task. Acts ordinarily repugnant to moral principals are suddenly...

Utoponil: A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Xenophobia

by J. Martin Labuschagne   There was a fluttering of papers and white coats as the new psychiatry students walked behind Professor Doctor Franz T. Smalberger through the Xenophobia wing of the Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Hospital. He only stopped when he reached the...

President Zuma, The Market and the Spectre of Culture

by Mark Espin   Much has been written about this country’s President, his questionable morality, his prowess with machines and his potent productivity. There have no doubt been several missives from religious practitioners arguing for urgent ethical rejuvenation...