When Myths Become Truths and confusion is the order of the day

Originally posted on lindokuhlethefirst's Blog:
In a journal article earlier this year Achille Mbembe wrote the following “the questions we face are of a profoundly intellectual nature. They are also colossal. And if we do not foreground them intellectually in the first instance; if we do not develop a complex understanding of the nature of what we are actually facing, we will end up… Continue reading When Myths Become Truths and confusion is the order of the day

Armed struggle: What must now happen?

Originally posted on onestabwrites:
I was at a talk the other day where a PAC/APLA veteran spoke at the District 6 museum. It was disappointing for a number of reasons but one thing that he said struck me in particular. He said that the armed struggle is over. That statement in particular struck a chord because I had been, before then, been thinking about some… Continue reading Armed struggle: What must now happen?

Sex And Gender Are Actually The Same Thing (but bear with me…)

Originally posted on Androgyneity:
As you read the title, you may be overcome with indignation that this article is going to be a gender-essentialist rant. You’ll be relieved to know that it’s quite the opposite. My intent in writing this is to point out some serious misconceptions perpetuated in ‘trans 101’ and cisgender allyship resources, which end up doing much more harm than good for… Continue reading Sex And Gender Are Actually The Same Thing (but bear with me…)

An Open Letter to TEDxStellenbosch by KOLEKA PUTUMA

Originally posted on Word N Sound Live Literature Movement:
Dear TEDxStellenbosch Organisers I trust this finds you we I am writing to you concerning your request to publish my TEDx talk with the exclusion of my last poem “WATER”. The talk, which was filmed at the TEDxStellenbosch “Think. Experience. Discover Africa” event on 05 September 2015, consisted of three of my poems which were all… Continue reading An Open Letter to TEDxStellenbosch by KOLEKA PUTUMA