By: Palesa Mlambo
Directed by Thando Mgqolozana and curated by Panashe Chigumadzi, the inaugural Abantu Book Festival will be held in Soweto from 6 – 10 December, and by the looks of the line up, this is an event not to be missed. Themed Our Stories, the literary festival lineup includes incredible storytellers across a number of disciplines […]
via Abantu Book Festival coming this December — Word N Sound Live Literature Co.
By: Palesa Mlambo
The year 2016 has been a memorable one for PEN South Africa Member, poet and social philosopher, Athol Williams. From scooping poetry writing prizes, the most recent being the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award, to publishing two books, one being a book of poetry called Bumper Cars, the other being his autobiography, Pushing Boulders. At […]
via Success requires extraordinary effort – Athol Williams — Word N Sound Live Literature Co.
By Palesa Mlambo and Onthatile Kgoadigoadi. It is often said that music is food for the soul and can mend broken hearts. When people grieve they long for an emotional connection. Music is said to h…
Source: Music is Life, Music Gives Life, And Music is Art
By Palesa Mlambo “A recipe has no soul, you as the cook must bring soul to the recipe” this quote by Thomas Kellar describes principles lived by the 28-year old chef from Kagiso who believes that t…
Source: A Love Affair Between The Chef And His Ingredients
A week or two ago i started tweeting about art in general, i searched for things to do with writing, music and poetry. it was interesting because i wanted to inform and educate society about the developing art in our communities, i ended up learning a lot of things like the importance of developing writing skills at an early age, how music is connection to the soul. the articles that i came across made me realize how we have evolved in terms of expressing ourselves. My tweets were responded to by other artists and this is evidence to me that the culture of art is still alive. people liked and re tweeted my tweets. this shows that even those that do not necessarily write or sing themselves enjoy reading and engaging in other people’s work. people use writing or words to either escape from their realities or find fresh perspectives on certain issues. i realized also that people respond better to a tweet that includes some sort of multimedia compared to a plain written tweet, therefore, in future i would most probably include more pictures, videos links etc. in order to create awareness. The second picture says what a lot of people feel, i know that i for one understand my thoughts better when i read them and that is how i cope. words are important for both the reader and the writer. words written simply give perspective.
I belong to you, where would I be without you, how could I live without you, I’d be so lost without you.
Cause you make my world go around
You make my heart sing loud
Where would I be without you. I learnt the importance of knowing the reason for my existence. As soon as I learnt that, I saw life differently, I started living because I wanted to not because I had been given this life and I had to stick it out. My purpose in life filled me and gave me peace that surpasses all understanding. #liveWithaPurpose
it is often said that it is good to talk and get things off one’s chest… really? they say this like talking is the only way to “get things off your chest” what about writing things down, the concept of a diary? where did that go?
everything has methods and unique solutions, i believe even in matters of the heart, the mind or just expressing oneself. speaking is one and writing is the other, in fact they should work hand in hand. communication is vital for human survival, therefore talking does help.
people “talk” in different ways, society needs to embrace that because it is a wonderful fact…
why do i feel like that is a lie though, i mean we live everyday and die once. because of this fact we should be inspired to make the best of this life. just a thought…