I'm a freelance writer interested in art, culture, technology, African feminisims, fat positivity & body image and how they make me (and others) feel. My preferred forms are essay, criticism and profiles.

south african culture writer and critic, nomali minenhle cele


THINGS I'VE WRITTEN ELSEWHERE

SZA and the relentless 20somethings // Mail & Guardian Friday (Ctrl as a mirror)

Thank you, Sfiso Ncwane // self-published on Medium (gospel saves)

Is it finally Samthing Soweto's time? // Mail & Guardian (The artist years in the making)

Kalushi // self-published on Medium (A truly South African apartheid biopic)

4 April 2015 // Enormous Eye (A day in my life in what was one of the darkest years of my life)

Things to come // My View (A French film review)

Q + A with Nolan Oswald Dennis // Kaya FM.co.za (Correspondence with the artist Nolan Oswald Dennis)

How men tried their hardest to traumatise me in 2016 // The Huffington Post South Africa (On my lived terror)

The girls are not safe // self-published on my TV blog // (Terror as plot device)


THINGS I'VE WRITTEN ON THIS BLOG THAT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT

The meaning of GC from Uzalo (One of my favourite TV characters and instances of character development)

Blue Ivy is in formation (Finding comfort, as a dead mother's daughter, in Blue Ivy bearing witness to her mother's power and being a part of it)


On the low (This OKMKK song talks about intimacy and some of the toxicity that comes from craving it)

Jet Love yourself (A review of the campaign)

Calling myself "fat" (It's not a euphemism)

Since cutting my hair (A memory of my grandfather)

Kate + me (On my favourite lipstick and using it as armour)