Posts Tagged: apartheid

Love Thy Neighbor: Talking with Yewande Omotoso


Writer, poet, and architect Yewande Omotoso discusses her second novel, The Woman Next Door, Cape Town’s haunting beauty, and mythologies about motherhood. ...more

“Language Orthodoxy,” the Adichie Wars, and Western Feminism’s Enduring Myopia


Adichie is far more significant than her accusers seem to know. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sandra Meek


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Sandra Meek about her new collection An Ecology of Elsewhere, writing landscapes, and the power of syntactic density. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Bill Cosby’s Faux Legacy


Bill Cosby was never the man, the icon, the protector and illustrator of black culture, the guide, the genius we have created in our minds. ...more

Latent Forgiveness


At The New Republic, Eve Fairbanks offers an illuminating profile of Adriaan Vlok, a former apartheid leader turned evangelist:

As we stopped at a series of dusty little nursery schools, I was struck by Vlok’s overall passivity. It contrasted sharply with the attitude of other white volunteers I’ve ridden with into poor black neighborhoods, who brim with vigor and sharp instructiveness.