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Around the Fire with Siphokazi Jonas

The Multi-Talented Siphokazi Jonas is about to return to Artscape with her hit show 'Around The Fire'. i was fortunate enough to be given the chance to ask her a couple of questions about the production but first let me allow her to set the scene: = = = = = = = = = = 'Following the success of her Wrestling With Dawn production, in late 2015, and 2016’s sold-out masterpiece, Around The Fire, [...]

By |2018-08-01T08:41:32+00:00Aug 1st, 2018|Shows & Things, South Africa, stories|0 Comments

Words of ‘i don’t hate my skin’

The other day i tried my hand at a kind of spoken word piece with the title, 'i don't hate my skin' which you can watch over here. But i thought some of you might appreciate having a closer look at the words and here they are.   i don't hate my skin - by brett "Fish" anderson   I don’t hate my skin. The thought seems quite ridiculous. How could I possibly hate something [...]

i don’t hate my skin

For some reason this stuff seems to be on my mind. The other day i wrote a poem called 'Whiteness' which you can read over here. And i have a piece that i wrote when i was helping out with an exam the other day while waiting for my learner to write her paper. Which i haven't looked at again, but similar theme. And then i was working on this piece. i would love to [...]

A Poem: Whiteness by brett “Fish anderson

I am whiteness I will not condescend to your infuriating attempts to single me out as the single biggest cause of all your problems   I am whiteness You had better believe that everything I have is due to hard work and persistence After all, the silver spoon in my mouth that I was born with had ugly flecks of bronze all over its handle Who in their right mind would be satisfied with that? [...]

Erik… [with a K]

When i was living in Americaland for three years, i came up with a series of You Tube videos that i called 'Dangerous Things You Can Least Expect' in which my alter ego, Brad Fish, would take a topic you would not normally consider dangerous - like ice-cream or camping or violins - and explain why it could be seen as a 'Dangerous Thing You Can Least Expect'... i was Suzelle DIY before she was [...]

Dear South Africa… a letter from Thandi Gamedze

My friend Thandi Gamedze is an exceptional poet and wordsmith and her 'Dear South Africa...' comes in the form of a poem Beloved South Africa, I bless you to let loose the oceans of tears that you have carried, and cry For your sons that have been trodden down and stripped of their dignity And your daughters that have been raped, abused and dehumanised For your fathers that have turned to unfeeling stone, under weight [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #ThisPoemDontRhyme

Do you like to poem? We know that some of our Hashtagger friends [and nemeses, yes looking at you K Dawg] don't like poetry tags so we thought we'd help them out a little by removing that elusive rhyme... and you had a whole lot of fun with it. The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6 am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people [...]

Poem: pushing back

try as you might you just can't seem to push open the lid of this cardboard box they have you trapped in doesn't make sense though as cardboard should not be such a worthy adversary yet here you are time to sit back and take a moment to try and remember how this all came to be how you ended up passing time doing time when they was no crime not one you can remember [...]

By |2017-07-13T09:55:01+00:00Jul 13th, 2017|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #PoemYourLife

Roses are red Violets are blue I poemed some Hashtags AND SO. DID. YOU. That's right - we decided to dig into the poetic nature of the @AfrikkinHashtag community and you guys pitched up [and some surprise guests and visitors who we hope will be back!] - had a few of the Unnamed Community [my secret back room of hashtag elves who appear every Wednesday and secretly make sure that the game runs to perfection [...]

A Poem: as i stand

as i stand - by brett "Fish" anderson    as i stand before mountains i stand looking up completely overwhelmed by the enormity of the peaks towering over me threatening to topple down on me crush the very existence out of me at any moment they so choose   i wonder is that a small rock i see starting to fall one that will hit into another of similar size and set it rolling too [...]

By |2016-04-26T11:49:43+00:00Apr 26th, 2016|poems and other creativity|3 Comments