Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Festival

Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Festival

Support Women Artists Now – SWAN – is a festival that, as the name suggests, supports women in the arts through a series of activities which typically falls on the last Saturday of March when female artists come together to showcase their art. These arts...
Beyond Protest To Liberation Music

Beyond Protest To Liberation Music

When Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, he was hailed and ridiculed by many critics in equal measure. That Bob Dylan music was even considered for the award was an accomplishment by itself. It was a subtle recognition of the brand of protest...
Bandits against a neo–colonial state

Bandits against a neo–colonial state

I just came out of a police cell, after spending the entire weekend there. Reason for my arrest? I recorded two police officers on video assaulting my friend and later arresting him. The police were not in uniform and they refused to introduce themselves or even say...
Art and Resistance

Art and Resistance

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable” – Cesar A. Cruz, Mexican poet. The role of an artist in fighting imperialism is multifaceted, encompassing both creative expression and active engagement. This endeavour involves using...
Grounding with Zimbabwean comrades

Grounding with Zimbabwean comrades

My home since January to the end of May was the warmest and welcoming part of Africa, Zimbabwe. Most of the people I have met who visited here didn’t want to leave just like me and some never left they made it their home – a place that embraced the whole of me...