Contributors

Rustum Kozain is a poet whose writings have appeared in journals both in South Africa and abroad. In The Book of Tongues he tries to find the correct distance between the eyes and the book.

Barbara Murray, a critic and curator, remembers reading Two Tone in Zimbabwe in the 60s.

Vivek Narayanan is a poet. He also works at Sarai-CSDS in Civil Lines, Delhi, and is Consulting Editor of Almost Island. He uses Civil Lines to “get his head out of the postcolonial sand”.

Patrice Nganang is a writer, poet, essayist and author of a Cameroonian “underdog” trilogy. He writes on L’autre Afrique.

Khulile Nxumalo, the author of Ten Flapping Elbows, Mama, a collection of poems, is a researcher, writer, and fimmaker. He collaborates with Tracey Rose on a filmed response to Staffrider.

Sean O’Toole is a writer, critic and editor of Art South Africa. In “The love that Jean-Loup taught me” he responds to Revue Noire‘s first editorial.

Achal Prabhala, a journalist and activist living in Bangalore writes on Civil Lines.

Suren Pillay is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He describes “How I learned to love Voetsek.

Lesego Rampolokeng is a poet and writer, who has published three volumes of poetry and the novellas Whiteheart and Blackheart. He goes “Staffriding the Frontline”.

Tracey Rose is an artist who lives and works in Johannesburg; her work has been featured in exhibitions around the world. She works with Khulile Nxumalo on a filmed response to Staffrider.

Ivan Vladislavic, novelist (The Folly, The Restless Supermarket), author of three collections of short stories and former editor of Staffrider reflects back on the magazine.

Barbara Murray, a critic and curator, remembers reading Two Tone in Zimbabwe in the 60s.

Akin Adesokan, a novelist (Roots in the Sky) and critic writes on Glendora Review, which he formerly edited. (coming soon)

Nicole Turner is a writer and journalist currently resident in Cape Town. She has never been to Europe. She writes on Y Mag.

Tunde Giwa writes on The Spear. (coming soon)

Brian Chikwava, a musician and writer, winner of the Caine Prize, writes on Moto. (coming soon)

Judy Kibinge is a filmmaker – her Dangerous Affair won the overall prize at the Zanzibar Film Festival 2003. She responds to Joe. (coming soon)

Olu Oguibe, a writer, curator and artist, writes on Third Text.(coming soon)

Sam Kahiga, a short story writer, columnist and novelist, writes on Joe. (coming soon)

Mike Abrahams, a trade unionist, journalist and contributing editor of Chimurenga, writes on Staffrider.

Sola Olorunyomi, a writer, critic, author of Afrobeat: Fela and the Imagined Continent and former contributor of Glendora, writes on Chief Priest Say. 9coming soon)

Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu is a writer and journalist, collaborator of Mfumu’Eto and member of Kabako. She writes on Mfumu.

Nadi Edwards, a writer and critic, writes on Savacou. (coming soon)

Brent Hayes Edwards is writer and critic. He writes on Hambone. (comimg soon)

Sharifa Rhodes Pitts, a journalist and critic, writes on Greg Tate’s uncollected writings. (coming soon)

Jean-Pierre Bekolo, an acclaim filmmaker (Quartier Mozart, 1992; LeComplot d’Aristote, 1996; Les Saignantes, 2005) responds to Ecrans D’afrique with La grammaire de ma grand’mère/ Grandma’s Grammar.

Aryan Kaganof is an artist, writer and filmmaker. He talks to The General and The Civilian about Y Mag.