THABISO MAHLAPE | Losing own language is losing blackness THABISO MAHLAPE | Losing own language is losing blackness

Looking back, I realise that that is exactly where our deep desire as black people to be assimilated into whiteness ...

THABISO MAHLAPE | Documenting our social ills can't be left to ... THABISO MAHLAPE | Documenting our social ills can't be left to politicians

The kind of books and art produced by a society gives its readers insights into the history and the different cultures ...

THABISO MAHLAPE | Broken hearts do heal from soothing sounds of ... THABISO MAHLAPE | Broken hearts do heal from soothing sounds of music

The fact that I am here, stringing words into sentences should tell you what aspect of music I am drawn to - lyrics, ...

THABISO MAHLAPE | Black experience should have taught us about ... THABISO MAHLAPE | Black experience should have taught us about hate

It shames me hugely to belong to a community of people who are unable to use their experiences to inform their view of ...

THABISO MAHLAPE | The beauty of 'super powers' to rescue a ... THABISO MAHLAPE | The beauty of 'super powers' to rescue a friend in need

You don't see people for who they are unless you watch them in the moments between words, in the silence between bouts ...

THABISO MAHLAPE | US, the land of dreams, is now a nightmare for ... THABISO MAHLAPE | US, the land of dreams, is now a nightmare for women

Growing up in the 80s, there was always a place you could refer to, if you ever needed, to express your wildest dreams.

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