Politics

Angolan Awakening: Ikonoklasta Doubles Down in his Fight for Change

The controversial Angolan rapper Ikonoklasta AKA Luaty Beirão looks ahead to a revolutionary life after prison.

Luaty Beirão, also known as Ikonoklasta, is certain that change is coming to Angola. It has nothing to do with President José Eduardo dos Santos’ vow to abandon power this year—a new regime is not about to pop up overnight. Yet, the Angolan rapper and activist is certain that the collective consciousness is finally shedding the chains of 37 years of oppressive and corrupt rule.

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Op-Ed

Finding Biko: The Spirit of Black Consciousness Lives Among Born-Free South Africans

An in-depth look into how Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement lives on through the born-free's fallist movements.

“All three of us grabbed Biko and we took him to one corner of the room and ran with him into the wall...His head hit the wall first.”

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Op-Ed

The Power Of Getting Naked in Public

For Naked Girls Reading Johannesburg, engaging in literature while naked fosters healing, vulnerability and power.

I had already disrobed once before I read the article where Alicia Skead, the producer of Naked Girls Reading Johannesburg, was quoted saying “the moment when we disrobe and thereby give the audience permission to look at us is a powerful one and there’s an inexplicable magic to it.”

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