SEBATI EDWARD MAFATE: Hollywood writer, actor and film-maker.

SEBATI EDWARD MAFATE: Hollywood writer, actor and film-maker.

Hello all, I would like to introduce you to one of the hot African writers at the moment. Sebati Edward Mafate. His latest book, “Memories of Lotsane: Chronicles of an African Boarding School” is nothing short of mesmerizing, and definitely…

ABEYANCE

ABEYANCE

flowers of the season smile open in the summer rays and spray wild perfume, sweetening the morning air – a lazy breeze on my balcony. i open my eyes. i yawn. blink. the ceiling is blank white. the breeze is so listless, the delhi heat is already curl…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #5

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #5

 NO HEALING HERE I recall October, 2000. There was a mild drought in Botswana. I also remember that there was a flood and Gaborone City had just suffered a minor earth tremor.  All these unusual happenings were, according to the…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

I continue my weekly series here on Black Looks about El Negro of Banyoles, the Southern African man who was stuffed like a human trophy and exhibited in Europe from 1830 to 2000 to amuse Europeans. Last week I received…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

  We start this weekend with a continuation of our discussion about El Negro. Since El Negro’s display was of a dead body I will at this juncture expand the notion of hybridity we spoke about last week. I think…