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Book Review: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone

‘It was the best of times and the worst of times.’ This is the opening line of a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. For the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe the Gukurahundi massacres were the worst of times. The sheer violence, brutal rape and dehumanizing murders perpetrated by a black government against defenseless black …

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Open Up The Industry movement and the contagious stupidity of South African ‘celebrities’

When I wrote in one of my recent pieces that when it comes to intellectual heavy lifting, or anything that requires thinking, never mind critical thinking, most of the so called South African ‘celebrities’ should be left outside, I was accused of being harsh when in fact my statement was informed by the observations I …

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Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is a social analytical non-fiction published in 2000 and is about how ideas, products, messages and behaviours spread like viruses. In this book Malcolm Gladwell describes “The Three Rules of Epidemics”. He describes just how it takes a few individuals to not only spark but spread a social trend. …

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