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A Generation Lost in Time and Translation.

"time's quill is quick to spill its ink onto a new page" _ Dan Bull  The biggest problem lies in the fact that there is separation between African literature and English literature in universities. and how the culture of reading is presented to us with western modes of thought from a very early stage. I … Continue reading A Generation Lost in Time and Translation.

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Stress is the Cause of Racism. Mystery Solved thanks to Zoe(Dots on the e)

By| Carlos Ncube "I drew the conclusion that a contributing reason to my being charged is the fact that I am not black‚” - Helen Zille South Africa, land of the settlers and home of the poor. Everybody thought 2017 would be a better year than 2016. But as it turns out 2017 has been … Continue reading Stress is the Cause of Racism. Mystery Solved thanks to Zoe(Dots on the e)

#PostAndGoForAthabz: How tweeps think Nudes are “triggering” for rapists.

"Is there ever a good time to share nudes? women are shamed no matter when they share, no matter what the circumstance is" - Anonymous While the world was catching forty-winks, #PostandGoForAthabs quickly gained traction and drew in spectators that participated in the trend by posting pictures of their booty’s(Bums is just a weird word … Continue reading #PostAndGoForAthabz: How tweeps think Nudes are “triggering” for rapists.

Zapiro and his Metaphorical Rape Fetish

By: Carlos Ncube "In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting." Judith Lewis Herman Cartoonist Zapiro has again found him on the other side of political criticism. this time for a cartoon similar to his 2008 'The Rape of lady justice'. However, this time around … Continue reading Zapiro and his Metaphorical Rape Fetish

#AntiZumaMarches: Pro-Zuma protest Violence Undermined the Right to Protest.

By: Carlos Ncube In Johannesburg, The #AntiZumaMarch lead the by the DA was met by an ANC counter protest that took place at Luthuli House and extended to Beyers Naude Square. Both protests were peaceful and Jovial but violence was brewing in some of the ANC protesters. The DA march ended in peace as it … Continue reading #AntiZumaMarches: Pro-Zuma protest Violence Undermined the Right to Protest.

The ‘People’s’ March and the ‘Invisible’ Racial Divide

by: Carlos Ncube Who are the 'People' in the People's March The call for South Africans to unite and March against President Jacob Zuma on Friday 7 March is a legitimate one. Through this call for unity however, it has become clear that there is a portion of South Africans, particularly white, who only care … Continue reading The ‘People’s’ March and the ‘Invisible’ Racial Divide

#Sesethu: 3 things we’ve learned from the trending topic.

by: Carlos Ncube "If Children are the kings and queens of tomorrow, where is the kingdom they will inherit?" These are just a few observations I have made while following the #Sesethu and #Natasha that surfaced late in the day on 23 March 2017. To some this may be trivial, but the behavior of people … Continue reading #Sesethu: 3 things we’ve learned from the trending topic.

Sesethu doesn’t need your criticism, you’re only adding to the problem

Some of you are just as guilty as the person who leaked the Video. You Know Yourselves By: Carlos Ncube #Sesethu navigated its way to becoming a trend last night after a video of her masturbating was leaked. She is speculated to be a 15 year old. given her age, everybody in possession of the … Continue reading Sesethu doesn’t need your criticism, you’re only adding to the problem

OkMalumKoolKat goes on misguided twitter rant.

OkMalumKoolKat's Twitter Rant Was Driven By Ignorant desperation to clean His Hands By - Carlos Ncube A warranted unwarranted Twitter Rant Simiso ‘OkMalumKoolKat’ Zwane has taken to twitter in rant about his rehabilitation after spending time behind bars in an Australian prison. The rant follows a  from and article on W24 that named and shamed … Continue reading OkMalumKoolKat goes on misguided twitter rant.

How To Spot A Sucky Editor

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In the literary world, editors have a big job. Or at least they are supposed to. They are responsible for proofing, editing, formatting, and more. Sure, you did all the hard work when you wrote the story, but they make the story presentable. A great story can be marred by typos and other errors that attract the attention of the internet grammar police. And who is to blame when there is a typo in a story? Why, the editor of course.

Unfortunately, many editors aren’t interested in actually doing their jobs. Other editors overstep their bounds. What are the signs of a bad editor? Well, here are some that I have encountered:

1. The Copy-and-Paste Editor

These editors take the exact copy of the manuscript you sent and paste it onto their website. They don’t even bother to format the story for the web. Oftentimes, these copy and paste jobs…

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It’s Just a Plant! With The Magic of a Burning Bush When It’s Set Alight.

By - Athenkosi Guntu They mention Moses speaking to a burning bush in the Bible. (look for the verse). It probably was God, but they don’t specify. In my opinion, he was SMOKING a bush. Then had conversations with God. But, the Bible hides that from us. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. … Continue reading It’s Just a Plant! With The Magic of a Burning Bush When It’s Set Alight.