My dear friend Toni Stuart, founder of I Am Somebody!, an initiative to give South African youth a voice by helping them narrate their stories, is also a poet. Here is a recording of one of her recent performances in Stellenbosch outside Cape Town. At 8m46s, she tells my story as it was in the wake of the financial crisis in late 2008, and recites a poem, ‘For Imad’. She certainly makes me feel like I am somebody. Related: I Am Somebody! Newsletter – USA Toni’s profile of a graffiti artist on p24 of Word Up! eZine, Aug 2011 edition … Continue reading Performance art, Toni Stuart and I am Somebody!
A Riz MC (aka Riz Ahmed, the actor) production, protesting attacks on civil liberties in the wake of September 11th. Continue reading Sour times