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The topic of ‘natural hair’ is of course not in any way new in our communities nor on our website. After all, die issue van Coloureds se hare word ge-discuss, debate en somma geskel dat die hare waai op ons internet-forum al sedert Bruinou.com se ontstaan way back in 2001.


The made-for-tv film, SWIRL is written and directed by Quanita Adams (Sara se Geheim, Arendsvlei) and was premiered exclusively on Sunday 21 March at 20:00 on kykNET&kie, DStv channel 145 and then also become available for streaming on Showmax.
We watched it and without giving too much of it away, here’s what we think of it.

Published in Entertainment News

Kamaria Balkisson - Picture by Kyle KheswaFor first-generation mixed-race South Africans, navigating the minefield of technically being deemed to Coloured and being seen as somewhere in-between  or either only specifically one of the identities of your parents, depending on which one you 'look closest to' in appearance, can be quite daunting.
This article by Kamaria Balkisson explores the issues that others have with identifying her which she has to deal with on a daily basis.

Indian today, coloured tomorrow and black the next – my racial identity crisis
by Kamaria Balkisson

As soon as he stopped me in the streets of Braamfontein to ask, “What are you?” I knew exactly what would follow next. To some, being asked, “What are you?” instead of “W­­­ho are you­­­” may seem strange. But to me it’s almost normal.

Published in Opinions