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Tinyiko Sam Maluleke

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Tinyiko Sam Maluleke is a South African academic (currently attached to the University of South Africa [UNISA]) who suffers from restlessness, intellectual insomnia, insatiable curiosity, a facsination with ideas, a passion for justice, a crazy imagination as well as a big appetite for music, reading and writing.

He has lectured briefly at such universities as Hamburg in Germany, Lausanne in Switzerland, University of Nairobi in Kenya and Lund University in Sweden - amongst others.

Jacob, the son of God

“God and Sons” is the illustrious name of one of the hundreds of small business enterprises scattered along the streets of Accra, Ghana, and its…

The unforgettable Vusi Ximba

Several years ago, I started a lecture on orality and popular culture with a reference to a song by comedian, traditional rapper, singer, story teller,…

Meshoe on Gbagbo: Who’s fooling who?

If Côte d’Ivoire was not a country on knife-edge; if there were no two presidents vying for power; if innocent lives were not being needlessly…

How the IFP’s VZ tried to do a JZ

The court ruling was brief and brutal — dismissal with costs and the judge didn’t even bother to supply the reasons in the verbal version…

Another election, another Museveni term?

Recently, yours truly, returned to Uganda, after a 10-year absence. For some reason Uganda, like Kenya, feels just like home to me. In the streets…

Did you know Jesus was HIV-positive?

My favourite answer to the “Did you know?” question found in the yellow Chappies gum wrapper (probably a South African invention) is the one that…

Stalking the sun on the island of Crete

The golden blue waters of the Aegean sea were not seeing this face of mine for the first time. Chania of Crete — one of the…

Tripartite alliance on the rocks?

The biggest public-sector strike since Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi is nearing its end. Nay, I dare say, do not be fooled by the fiery utterances of the…