The step children wanna talk

Today I tweeted:   ‘After my mother died, my dad got remarried in 96. In his house (my supposed home) when you enter, there are family pics, but none of the Mazwai girls....is it me or is that witchraft? It’s bothered me for twenty years now.’   I thought I wa...

The Rape victims are watching

A lot can happen in a week in South Africa. This week gave me a lot to reflect upon. The most pressing matter for me this week was Cheryl Zondi. We watched in horror at the barbaric manner in which our justice system operates. It left me begging for answers, ‘Who made up these rules?’...

GANJA PROPAGANDA

I am completely and utterly stunned at the irresponsible and ignorant reporting and conversations around Ganja since it was legalised yesterday. I am totally shocked at how people can talk so much about something they know nothing about. It has shown me that my people will take anything they are tau...

Her story yamasimba

The current state of hip hop has been giving me sleepless nights more especially, the feminine voice. I am uncomfortable by the feminine representation that has been forced down my throat. I was groomed by the hip hop underground scene in the 2000s. I am in the forefront with my male counterparts fr...

Childhood Sistahoods

(This is a chapter from my thesis which explores the themes that came up for me in white schools)   Childhood Sistahoods   Keabetswe was sitting under a table with her friend. She was breaking her sweet so she could share it. It was pink and about a pinky-long. I asked if I cou...

THE BLACK IMBIZO

THE BLACK IMBIZO is a dialogue platform for Africans to  engage on issues affecting Africans. Living in a country where the narrative is outside of the  African voice, a platform like this is deemed a revolutionary act. Spear headed by Africanists; poet Ntsiki Mazwai and author of...

The Master's Horses

As I sit and reflect on the political situation in South Africa, I realise that African people have a long way to go before we are free. Our own leaders themselves are far from free. It looks like the fight for black dignity is nowhere near over. We thought we were fighting to remove a system only t...

Interview with Ntsiki Mazwai - THE MASTERPIECE

An Interview with Ntsiki Mazwai   MaMiya: Thank you for taking the time to unpack yourself and The Masterpiece with us. Before we get started, is there anything you don’t wish to speak about? So we know our boundaries...   Ntsiki Mazwai: Thank you so much for giving me a ...

ENEMY - lyrics

Song: ENEMY Artist: NTSIKI MAZWAI Album: THE MASTERPIECE       Sahlangana                                &n...

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