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Book Review: New African poetry turns history pictures to the wall
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Arts, Culture and Sport Book Review: New African poetry turns history pictures to the wall

Old Love Skin, a pan-African poetry collection, finds new voices summoning divinity where they please, and turning history pictures to the wall to fill in the blank negatives with ambivalence, impiety and intrigue. Poetry is, here, voice and breath, medicine and blood, origin and trace, unresolvedly tangled in a witching combat.

Obituary — Cont Mhlanga was relentlessly committed to arts development and free speech
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Arts, Culture and Sport Obituary — Cont Mhlanga was relentlessly committed to arts development and free speech

Zimbabwean Dramatist Continueloving “Cont” Mhlanga died in Bulawayo on Monday (1 August), aged 64. The highly regarded theatre director also made his mark as screenwriter, actor, arts manager and broadcaster. Banned and arrested by Robert Mugabe’s government, he was also fearlessly committed to free speech.