Eziko: Fireside Chats is a South African podcast produced, hosted and created by Mona-Lisa Mlimikazi Bango. Eziko:Fireside chats is an audioscape platform aimed at amplifying the often muted voices of two marginalized socio-politcal groups, women and people of colour. Eziko, is the IsiXhosa word for “the fireplace,” as such the…

a critical essay written by nublaccsoul x new-black-soul (2021)

NuBlaccSoul — Stories from Africa to The World

This essay will, firstly, explore the theoretical links and differences between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze’s theories of disciplinary societies from his book Discipline and Punish (1991) and societies of control from his essay “Postscript on the Societies of Control” (1995)…

critical writing by nublaccsoul x new-black-soul (2021)

NuBlaccSoul — Stories from Africa to The World

Longhurst and his colleagues (2017:102–109) employ Louis Althusser’s ideology theory, Stuart Hall’s theory on encoding and decoding texts and Antonio Gramsci’s hegemonic theory to provide the theoretic framework in what is generally understood as domination by ‘consent’ which legitimizes inequality. Hegemony being the…

published by NuBlaccSoul — stories fom Africa to the World

NuBlaccSoul — Stories from Africa to The World

Home to me means being able to take care of myself at all times. To be in a space that allows me to do that freely. It means opting to have noodles for dinner because I don’t feel like cooking…

“No, they were not human. Well, you know, that was the worst of it- this suspicion of their not being inhuman.” — Achille Mbembe (2001).

“When it breaks my heart, I know it is my country & I cannot unlove it — when it kills me, I won’t know.” …

I think being able to find a singular moment in which made you who you are, or shaped your character feels inauthentic. Pinpointing one particular event and saying that it’s what you’ve been able to carry out for the rest of your life, it’s what’s made you change your perspective…

NuBlaccSoUl

Writer/Poet | This is ancestral, past-life reading; this is meditation & prayer; this is future telling. Always becoming. The undying soul in a decaying case.

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