A Poem By Tanatsei Gambura In his defence, I always said my father was not A product of himself, That his ways were creations Of his father and his father’s Mistress who I call my grandmother. Even they are difficult to blame; Some truths are violent. Gogo died when I was nine, when she was just […]

An Odd Music Spotlight

3 Artists That Are Gonna Change Your Life By Taahir Kamal Chagan Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. – Plato   Without Music, Life would be a mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche Whether you […]

Odd Interview: Pussy on a Plinth

An Interview By Shameelah Khan The name of the collective was influenced by… This collective is comprised of ten womxn artists, based in Johannesburg, taking over and occupying male-dominated spaces in Johannesburg. Printmaking (particularly linocut) is a male-dominated field in the art industry which is still seen as unchartered territory for womxn, particularly womxn of […]

The Birth of Fire

A Short Story By Nkateko Masinga For decades, my grandmother’s dreams had saved our family from one disaster after the other. When she dreamt of a flood, we would reinforce our buttresses and fix existing leaks. When she dreamt of crops, we knew it would be a difficult harvest. Her dreams always involved the elements: […]