Editor’s Note: October 2018

October 2018 By Sarah Leck Spring – four years ago We had 2 picnic blankets spread under the few cherry blossom trees behind your apartment building. They held an assortment of chips and snacks, poker cards scattered from playing King’s Cup, our friends lolling around in laughter and easy conversation.  We were all drunk on […]

Editor’s Note: September 2018

September 2018 By Juwayriya Bemath For a while now, I’ve been asking myself where I fit in. The sense of belonging has always felt ephemeral if not altogether elusive. The constant brick-laying and demolition of identity and personality often does this to us — it leaves us wondering where our parts fit a little more […]

The Cities

A Narrative Essay By Chariklia Martalas I can hear Johannesburg breathe at night. The hum of the cars travelling in her veins while her heart beats, an exhalation of moving stillness. Lights flickering so we know she is dreaming. What does it mean to find a home in the living breathing entity of a city? What […]

Editor’s Note: July 2018

July 2018 Statement of Birth By Shameelah Khan (Transcribed from a short interview over coffee with my mother) Name: Shameelah Khan (almost not though) Age: one week (according to my mother) Weight: 2.5 kgs (again- but my father slightly confirmed this) Race: X (my mother said that in 1992 it didn’t matter to have a […]

Odd Editor’s Note: February 2018

February 2018 By Shameelah Khan   This issue is dedicated to the memory of Hugh Masekela and Professor Kgositsile. May their blessed souls rest in peace. Where there is death, there is also life. This issue marks the 2nd birthday of Odd Magazine. We would thus like to say a very happy birthday to Odd […]