Izibalo – the music of mathematics

Once He realised that Heart could only take him thus far …having bitterly remembered the words of his primary school teacher Mr Madonsela; “Ngaphandle kwalezizibalo awusoze waphumelella mfana wami. Kubambe lokhu, izibalo ziyikho konke emhlabeni.”- Quality decisions had to be taken. He paused to reminisce. Somehow he knew that the solutions of his present andContinue reading “Izibalo – the music of mathematics”

Written To Jazz by Biko’s Dream

threads of rhythmic memory music charged with the spirit of defiant dreams disquieting bass-lines and translucent chords imbued with the memory of these walls the visionary ghosts of women and men who have toiled here through the streets of bloodied gold and toxic asbestos brought here trembling and cold to life by the music thatContinue reading “Written To Jazz by Biko’s Dream”

Preservation: How Myths of Creation and Extinction Become Realized

“In all that we call ‘history’ – everything we clearly remember about ourselves as a species – humanity has not once come close to total annihilation. In various regions at various times there have been terrible natural disasters. But there has not been a single occasion in the past 5000 years when mankind as aContinue reading “Preservation: How Myths of Creation and Extinction Become Realized”

COVID-19 lockdown in Zimbabwe: a disaster for farmers

Originally posted on zimbabweland:
Over the last few weeks we have been tracking what’s been happening in our rural study sites in Zimbabwe as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown (see the earlier blog too). Last week, I caught up with a colleague in Masvingo who had been recently in touch with others in our…

Seasons As Teachers

Kevy Michaels






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