Tag: South Africa
Writing in the Gray AreasFebruary 2014
Are some acts so revolting that the people who commit them do not deserve a hearing?
The Expedition to the Baobab TreeDecember 2013
I had felt him in my blood vessels, for he had come to live in me and I had begun to smell like him, and with his eyes…
Jesus Owes Me MoneyAugust 2013
What I’m about to tell you Pastor John doesn’t know.
The Barrel of the Apartheid GunJuly 2013
The Nobel laureate on Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, a new biography of South Africa’s revolutionary couple.
Roslyn Bernstein: Okwui Enwezor Traces the Struggle of ApartheidOctober 2012
A visit with the curator of “Rise and Fall of Apartheid” shows how photographers revealed South Africans’ struggles to the world.
Photography and Other TruthsMay 2012
South Africa’s Pieter Hugo on negotiating representations of Africa, the searing controversy surrounding his work, Nick Cave, and his friend the late Tim Hetherington.
From CatastrophesDecember 2011
They string people upside down from the verandas and split them with bayonets. Halved people hang in rows and the blood drips pif-pif-paf in the snow.
June’s winter, ivory-rinsed blue, // a wild dog tugs a sock of skin /
down an impala’s stick-leg penciling skyward