COPY OF Articles and Essays


Articles and Essays

Sisonke has been writing texts for publications all over the world for the last 10 years, bla bla bla. Here is a selection of the recent and most relevant. 


Making South Africa Great Again

The New York Times
December 8, 2016

"In 2012, as a fellow at Yale University, I met an earnest and articulate American graduate student. I found her guileless patriotism touching; she regularly used phrases to describe America as “the greatest democracy on earth,” with “the best political system on the planet.”" Read more...


The Backlash Against African Women

The New York Times
January 10, 2015

"A FEW weeks ago, as I was leaving my office, I stopped at a traffic light and watched a young woman cross the street in front of me. She wore a pair of jean shorts cut fashionably high, and I could see the crease of her left buttock extend each time she took a step. She wouldn’t have been out of place in London or New York or Tokyo. Except that this was Johannesburg, the biggest city in a country known for its high levels of violence against women. As I pulled away, I worried that she might be assaulted." Read more...


World class bars

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Music Venues

Whether you’re looking for an intimate jazz club, large music hall experience, disco with a killer DJ, or eclectic music festival, Dalston has it. Some of the most fun and innovative bands, artists, and musicians flock to our district for its creative energy and diverse music scene. Take the opportunity to experience it all up close and personal. We promise you won’t regret it.