The power of memory is able to jolt scenes into stark relief without their sources except the impressions left behind by byways that lead us there time and time again for a lifetime.… Read More The Writerly Bug Juice: An Eulogy for Bok
Many thanks to those of you who continue to support our facebook page and blog http://www.mmutleak.com. There are a couple of works in the pipeline for Intraparadox series so do stay linked and synced we will be posting soon. These upcoming works are interviews with artists. As it is tradition they are long, averaging around… Read More Diary entry 24 April 2016
As South African political parties diverge in different directions this weekend across our country to launch their political manifestoes sandwiched with promises and posturing ahead of the oncoming local government elections on 3 August 2016 an uneasiness pervades the employees of the City of Tshwane and their families who have been renting apartments and… Read More Hindsight: Of Big Bosses and Minions
It is possible to have a peaceful warm welcoming South Africa. The center of power should safeguard the lively hood of South Africans society, educationally and economically; after all it is South Africans who have voted it into that highest rung. Since these two tenets of modern society are complementary, that is education and economy; there is no reason why an ordinary hard working South African should not feel secured in his homeland even when he is competing with a skilled foreigner provided they are competing on a leveled field. At the heart of xenophobia is fear of domination by the other. I cannot overstate further wherein the solution lies¶… Read More Hindsight: A *stand-Off/us vs the rest
We need to study Apartheid, we need to acknowledge it formally for what it was pre-democratic South Africa. And to what it is in post-Apartheid South Africa. Only when we have looked closely at it as a policy, better still, when we look at it as an Ideology our South African society through which the various ideological state apparatuses such as religion, economy and education are deployed to entrench it will we appreciate just how damaging it can be/it has been to the South African national psyche… Read More Hindsight: South Africa, it is time to Study Apartheid
What does it feel like when your phone is on the tv stand? Let’s increase the distance, what does it feel like when it is in another room or better still when you leave it at home only to discover during your trip to work or school that you are without it? Nerving isn’t? They… Read More Diary entry 10 January
Since my ultimate task in my writings is preoccupied with drawing attention to the text what an opportunity it is when the writing tries to mimic behavior and how it develops around the preoccupation it takes in its stride. This is the opportunity that is afforded by producing the interview with the artist in textual form.… Read More Intraparadoxical contemplation
In order for Generations, The Legacy, to appeal to a new breed of viewers and soap connoisseur it must reinvent itself with a total new plot and not rehash a formula that is known to have worked before. It must be brave. All previous characters, old grudges, plots, subplots, backdrop etc. must be nullified.… Read More Generation X: The return?