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The refreshing diversity of new Zimbabwean poetry
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Arts, Culture and Sport The refreshing diversity of new Zimbabwean poetry

At a small press, the poetry series features easily recognisable names from showbiz and media, and few National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) recognitions. But the refreshing development is younger poets moving beyond pre-occupation with national politics to venture into themes like sexuality, philosophy and cultural memory. Sibonginkosi Nkala interviews three rising stars of Zimbabwean poetry.

Restoring UCT’s burnt archives will take years
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Arts, Culture and Sport Restoring UCT’s burnt archives will take years

The UCT Special Collections had arguably the most valuable collection of African history documents in the world. It consisted of over 85,000 books and pamphlets on African studies, one of the largest collections of African films in the world (about 3,500 films), 24,000 items in the audiovisual archives, and 1,600 archival collections.