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Reflecting on Freedom and Equality Through a Global Pandemic

Human Rights Day: Reflecting on Freedom and Equality Through a Global Pandemic

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South Africans are playing into the hands of political theatre

Populism and political theatre It seems as if we suffer from the idea of theatre in our political lives. Our friendship with populism is a cause for serious concern. More concerning is that major political parties are dancing to this tune to gain publicity. One should differentiate between populism which refers to an appeal to […]

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Literature

Wide Awake

A poem about consciousness on the dreams of love and complications of romance.

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“Struggles for Self-liberation”: A Review of Pascah Mungwini

A review of Pascah Mungwini’s (2020) “Struggles for Self-liberation in African Philosophy.”

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“A reflection on UNISA’s decolonial reading”: A Review

A review of Motlatsi Khosi & Lenka Vráblíková’s (2020) “The Salon is now in session: a reflection on UNISA’s decolonial reading.”

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World Philosophy Day: What is the Search for Meaning During Covid-19?

Philosophy is the study of the nature of reality and existence, of what is possible to know, and of right and wrong behavior. It comes from the Greek word phílosophía, meaning ‘the love of wisdom.’ It is one of the most important fields of human thought as it aspires to get at the very meaning […]

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Literature

The Biggest Lie

This short story explores the danger of lies and the value of honesty.

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The Importance of Consent: On Rape Culture and Violence

Ompha Malima Consent, toxic masculinity and patriarchy Consent is often seen in two ways in our society – as a sign of respect or as a form of weakness (on the side of men). The latter is due to the fact that toxic masculinity (what is seen as manhood proper) has us believe that to […]

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A Few Reflections on Religious Trauma and Understanding

Ompha Malima The purpose of religion and the search for meaning For many, religion is a basket of peace, love and joy. It is associated with the good things from a certain type of God or deity. Whether it is the Christian God, Jesus Christ, Allah, Muhammad, Buddha, Mwari or Ṅwali. Different strokes for different […]

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I Miss the Church

A poem about the Anglican Cathedral of St Alban in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Living with Trauma: The myth of happiness and closure

Ompha Malima On perfectionism Whenever someone has an issue, the first response is often to fix it, and to get it over and done with. We live in a world so obsessed with ‘closure’ and forgetting the the unforgettable. Why? Are we running away from our problems? As a world full of western perfectionism, our […]

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Ompha’s First Short Story Published

Ompha Malima I am overjoyed to announce that my first published short story, entitled Wine has been published as part of a debut e-book collection by Room 206. It is on page 76. You can download the e-book here for FREE. Enjoy! My sincere gratitude to the team at Room 206 for the selection and […]