Movie Review: Thina Sobabili (The Two Of Us)
Aug14

Movie Review: Thina Sobabili (The Two Of Us)

By: Andiswa Machanyana   Before anything else it should be noted that I am not a movie critique just an ordinary South African who enjoys the elusive world that movies happen to bring sometimes. When I went to see the critically acclaimed South African movie ‘Thina Sobabili’ I had imagined this beautifully depicted love story. I though the review I overheard on the radio the other day was enough, I mean they used all sorts of...

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Now That I Am A Mother
May09

Now That I Am A Mother

By: Andiswa Machanyana   This morning I woke up to my mother’s sms around 03:00 – imagine , the good child in me wanted to read it then but the rebellious self said ‘wait ,it’s probably one of those ,read it after your first cup of coffee’. And so I gave in to my rebellious self, did not open the text until 09:00. Let me tell you a bit about my mother, Lord knows I love her, I might not say it every day but I do. My mother...

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Narcissism And Social Media
Feb06

Narcissism And Social Media

By: Andiswa Machanyana Attention everyone here is an obvious announcement in case you have missed it. There’s a new superhero in town he doesn’t look anything like Spiderman nor does he wear a cape but he has some visible super powers. He came so he could save us from the realities of our own lives. No don’t be silly I am not talking about some saviour. This one is super skilled, totally perfect to the T, leading us to our perfect...

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I Refused to Twerk For A Goodie Bag
Dec11

I Refused to Twerk For A Goodie Bag

By: Andiswa Machanyana My friend S invited me to a movie premier last Thursday – nice stuff. I totally enjoyed the movie minus the goody bag giveaways. I mean When I went up that stage I could have never imagined what she was about to ask me to do…Twerk really for what a goody bag? I mean I have done a lot of things in my life, I made my sister dance for a pack of candy for goodness sake, but I was 10 and stupid, to dance /twerk for a...

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Finding Your Voice Amidst A Cluster Of All Sorts
Nov03

Finding Your Voice Amidst A Cluster Of All Sorts

By: Andiswa Machanyana What kind of choices? What kind of traditions? What kind of story? What then when the crayons break? Most importantly what Legacy? About Choices – One of my mom’s famous adage is ‘umntu yinkosi uzazi’ (Loosely translated – a human being is a master of her/his own thoughts) she would normally give you this right at the end of a conversation when you seem baffled by your own thoughts, battling with...

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