“Is this Hillsong?” the driver asked. We were 100 meters from my house. There was not enough time for a sermon. In the front seat of the cab, I gathered myself before I answered. “No, it’s not Hillsong at all. At all. It’s Lianne La Havas,” I said, in a measured tone, collecting the overwhelming… Continue reading Riding through Joburg with Lianne La Havas
Author: Danielle Bowler
Danielle Bowler is a South African writer, assistant researcher at MISTRA, and a member of Feminist Stokvel, an intersectional collective of black women in South Africa. She likes to think critically about the world around her, which often includes making complex political arguments about pop culture and Beyoncé, and saying on fleek a lot.
On Best White and Other Anxious Delusions
If you watched last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, where Beyoncé received the coveted Video Vanguard Award, you will know that Laverne Cox had a better time than anyone else. During Beyoncé’s flawless 16-minute performance, Cox was dancing, singing along and being an endless source of “yaaaaaaaaaaasssss” memes. Reading South African author Rebecca Davis’ book… Continue reading On Best White and Other Anxious Delusions