The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) presents the ICA Live Art Festival 2018 scheduled to take place from 1–16 September. The full programme is now available for download.
In searching for the spirit of her late grandmother, Mbuya Lilian Chigumadzi - one of the heroines of her book These Bones Will Rise Again (2018) reflecting on Zimbabwe’s de facto coup – Panashe Chigumadzi deploys the black feminist strategy of biomythography in order to transgress traditional narrative, genre, and history.
The figure of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela the mother is a symbol of the orchestrated break down of the African family. Her life in Soweto is marked by the perpetual invasion or breaking in and tearing, or breaking of her home. Similarly, the figure of Winnie Mandela the social worker is a symbol of resistance to this perpetual breaking, a role that takes her outside of her home to tend to the needs of others who are invariably suffering the breaking of their own families and lineages. Now that we are in an a post-Mandela era of naming our national pathologies, what follows the naming?
In this Great Texts / Big Questions performance, poetry collective Rioters in Session will present a gentle, intuitive space for womxn poets of colour to share their work, with readings by: Ashley Makue, Koleka Putuma, Allison-Claire Hoskins, Afeefa Omar and Siphokazi Jonas. The event will be hosted by Khanyisile Mbongwa.