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Literature

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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External Literature

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 […]

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Literature

Deserve

Do we deserve some things which happen to us? This poem asks why we sometimes go through unbearable things. We all deserve to be free sometimes.

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Covid-19 in South Africa: Lockdown and the alcohol ban shows a society with an existential crisis

The National Lockdown due to Covid-19 in South Africa has forced people into questions about existence and meaning. The restriction of movement and the alcohol and cigarette sales ban have made things worse because people feel stuck.

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Moving in Circles: Thoughts on dialogue

Society has different interests and opinions. We need to have honest conversations in order to avoid conflict and to protect democratic participation.

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Reviews

Living Ubuntu: Political philosophy and social research (Part 2)

A second review of Motlatsi Khosi’s (2020) Living Ubuntu: The struggles of Abahlali BaseMjondolo as an African philosophy in the making. SOTL in the South. 4(1): 26–36.

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Reviews

Living Ubuntu: Philosophy through existence, knowledge and politics (Part 1)

A review of Motlatsi Khosi. 2020. Living Ubuntu: The struggles of Abahlali BaseMjondolo as an African philosophy in the making. SOTL in the South. 4(1): 26 – 36.

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Literature

Hidden Behind A Curtain

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Literature

One Day

Dedicated to women, their enduring strength and quest for justice. The struggle continues…

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“First Black”: Problematising black excellence and white privilege

Many times we see headlines with the phrase “first black” this and that. It is always in the context of innovation, invention, achieving academic qualifications, position, or tenure as a scholar.

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Alcohol and religious intolerance

Setting the context After President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that alcohol consumption will be allowed from the 1st of June, there were voices – just like before – which were not happy about the issue. In recent times during the ban on the sale of alcohol we have seen #AlcoholFreeSA trending. The main narratives are that […]