Guest Editor’s Note: December 2021

Dearest Odd Readers, This marks the final issue of the year and what a crazy, fun, complex and painful year it has been. We, at the Odd team, would like to thank you all for your ever present and ongo…

Joy Tied

Poetry by Kelli Lage On October 10th Button up your suit made of midnight scrapsand I’ll drape my dress made of champagne over my shoulders.Let’s become so ravenous with hungerthat we claw at annivers…

EPCOT

Poetry by Singular Poet The Amazing Chocolatier Roald Dahl’s novel and film adaptations (1971 & 2005) and the eccentric Willy Wonka. Tant à faire. Tant à faireDoes it go where you have vanis…

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Poem by Sisanda Kubeka  Sisanda’s work focuses on making visible the lived experiences of Black queer people and women, and the ways in which art can communicate the nuances of community. Joy is …

Joy is a sparrow song

Poem by Emalisa Rose My poem speaks of the simple joys that a woman, once troubled by addiction, now finds beauty in. Having lived through those wilddays of fast cars, fine wines,jetting to lands she …

Saturn of Stillness Poem by Andrea Frisby Sunsets are an indescribable orange.I realised that with you on the terrain of my mind.I learnt that rain fell clean and brought with it the essence of growth…

What a Wonderful Time of the Year

Poetry by Alun Robert Pre-Christmas Drinks after “Wake Up To Yourself” by Aviva Tregar Right now, I’m sittingin a café in shards of crepuscularabout to have my mug of Orange Pekoeremoved, I sense, as …

The Joy of Stealing Mulberries

Short Story by Zahirra Dayal It was her sister’s idea to steal them. Amira’s games were usually laced with danger and pregnant with the possibility of punishment. Zaynah and her younger sister skipped…

A forest

Book Review by Radiyah Manjoo I knew as soon as it was announced that I would do a piece solely in homage of 2021 Nobel Literature Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah. Let me hit you with a shocker: this b…

Rosebank Cinema Nouveau: The Lodestar in Johannesburg’s Cultural Imagination

Review by Lumkile Nkomfe As far as art cinema goes, there is none to meet the like of the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau. Nestled in the culturally eclectic suburb of Rosebank, Cinema Nouveau has cemented it…

Kasi Games

Artwork by Ogorogile Nong Kasi Games is more of an exploration. As I explore the medium of photography and the idea of identity, I found a way of merging different images, or creating one scene using …