Education is Liberation

The ‪#‎FeesMustFallMovement‬ has awoken activists, affected communities and changed a nation. But how has it played out in the Grahamstown community – why is education essential, who are we fighting for and what are we fighting against?

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Jodi Bieber’s 10 tips for photographers and writers

By Sarah Rose de Villiers

Jodi Bieber’s photographs are silent stories, dressed in colour and captured light. Her years of experiencing and photographing a beautifully complex and twisted world have led to incredible images, international exhibitions and valuable advice.

On Monday, 14 September, she gave a presentation about her photography and biography to a room of aspiring photographers and writers.

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Spoken Word: sketches, snippets and signatures

By Sarah Rose de Villiers

Spoken Word is packed with punches that ripple with rhymes wrapped in rhythms that twist the mind.

The South African spoken word scene was celebrated and cultivated last week with a festival of performed poetry, which was held at the Eastern Star Museum. The festival, ‘Arc to the Future‘, was presented by the English Department of Rhodes University and the National English Literary Museum from 9 – 11 September.

It was a spectacular success.  Audiences filled the seats, sat on the floors and leaned against walls as exceptional spoken word exploded silence and set the scene alight.

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