Category: Reviews

A Birthday Card in May review

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A Birthday Card in May is a beautifully structured debut poetry anthology, written by a local University of Pretoria student, Caitlin Tallack. It is a collection that has been created by discipline and creativity alike. The poetry expresses the duality of being, combined with the complexity and rawness of feeling.

Invisible Strings – Naledi Mashishi

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Invisible Strings is an intriguing read that leaves the reader questioning whether they too have multiple strings pulling them somewhere, to something, or to someone. The novel leaves one questioning whether one will ever truly know fate’s plan.

Zebra: Sorry Mom

Popular Pretoria-based band, Zebra, released its album, Sorry Mom, at the beginning of April 2021. This 12-track album is classified as alternative but leans slightly towards a soft version of punk rock. Its unique sound can be attributed to its South African song lyrics, accompanied by an array of musical instruments played with intensity.

Tali’s Baby Diary

Tali’s Baby Diary is a follow up of the popular and hilarious mockumentary, Tali’s Wedding Diary. If you have watched the first season, you will know that actress Julia Anastasopoulos (Suzelle DIY), is the beloved main character of the show. After quite a bit of trying, Tali is now pregnant, and wants nothing more in life than to be a ‘momfluencer’.

Invisible Girl

Lisa Jewel’s Invisible Girl is a thrilling read full of plot twists that are sure to leave you scratching your head. Jewel creates a world full of dark secrets and interwoven stories, where sometimes all that it takes to make you invisible is a hoodie.

Black Coffee Subconsciously

Legendary South African DJ and producer, Black Coffee, released his highly anticipated album, Subconsciously, on 5 February. Coming five years after his last album, the 12-track body of work is packed with impressive collaborations with international acts like Usher, David Guetta, Pharrell Williams, Diplo and Cassie. The album also features local acts including Sun-EL Musician, Msaki, Tellaman and Una Rams.


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