Side Hustlers is a new company, launching on the 25th of August. They are positioning themselves as a content hub, providing support for black creatives. Their aims include being a space where content has a dedicated platform and where members can house and publish their work. Also in the pipeline […]
The first Ethiopian Superhero character was written and created by Beserat Debebe, and in a world dominated by the superhero, the release could not be more timely. The story follows Amanuel Tilahun’s journey as a college graduate who suddenly gains extraordinary powers. Tilahun acts as relatable and aspiration element as he is […]
“ANY BODY ZINE is a printed and online DIY publication about dance, movement and embodied politics in southern Africa, as well as a dynamic platform to support and nurture independent performers and artists in our community.” South African zines (magazines) and independent publications are creating a space for young writers […]
Bad Paper, founded in 2016, creates a space for artists where their work can reach its full potential through publications or specific editions. Founders, Ben Johnson (book/graphic designer) and Rodan Kane Hart (visual artist), created Bad Paper to provide an alternative to the gallery system by using multiples as a form […]
Christy Chilimigras’ shockingly brilliant and brutally funny debut memoir, “Things even Gonzalez can’t fix”, was recently launched to critical acclaim. It is the story of a 24-year-old Greek South African girl, “growing up in Johannesburg in a space of pure chaos, raised by two addict parents. In reality, Christy, otherwise known […]
Zuko Cele is a creative from Pietermaritzburg and the founder of Retro Retro, a platform on Instagram where followers can view and purchase a variety of vintage and thrifted clothes on offer. Zuko recently took the bold step of adding a digital magazine version of Retro Retro that is sure […]
Discussing ‘Rainbow Nationisms’, ‘Orientalisms’ and other isms, Dinika Govender of ‘Disorient’ chats to us about building a cross-continental library of diasporic knowledge.
Co-editor Makhosazana Xaba and Gauteng-based author Thato Magno chat about affirming narratives, “the limited spaces specifically focusing on queer/LGBTIQA+ literature” and more.
Phumlani Pikoli broke into the literary scene with his anthology, The Fatuous State of Severity, late last year. See our interview with the author about self-publishing, writing through troubled times, and multi-media narratives here.
From Durban-based e-zines and Cape Town print mags to Johannesburg’s online industry, we look at a few of the DIY publications who are doing just fine.
Tired of complaining about the lack of black owned publications and spaces, Landa Willie decided to create her own.
Nick Mulgrew isn’t just a man of many words, he’s also actively changing the local literary landscape.
Buhle Ngaba’s ‘The Girl Without A Sound’ is a comely tale of a young girl who, with the help of a red winged women, begins to find her unique voice.
The biggest and the best, the controversial and the playful, these are the stories that make up our 2015 highlights.
Nick Mulgrew’s cheeky and poignant debut poetry collection is filled with humour, anecdotes and truisms that reflect experiences of an almost-born-free Durbanite of British decent.