Now showing on PMS:


Fumi May wonders why anyone in South Africa would care to be fair down there;  Annie Paul explores the sublime spectrum of Jamaican masculinity; Dinah Rajak looks under the hood of that thing they call corporate social responsibility; Binyavanga Wainaina writes the true history of young Idi Amin; John Van Wyk’s Man-Bitch is the novel no publisher has dared touch; Rion Amilcar Scott takes us into the badlands of fantasy; Tanya Pamplone is listless in suburbia; Rustum Kozain thinks it’s time we had an adult alphabet; Kai Friese has a secret pulp addiction; Paula Akugizibwe has a job for your bleeding heart; Alok invites you to a secret shag on a crowded Bombay train; Kola Boof is on twitter; Jackie Lebo inscribes a marathon aspirant with stars in his eyes; Zebulon Dread is back, and how; Christopher J. Lee is desperately seeking Tsitsi; Haseeb Asif presents the definitive guide to peeing for the pure; Nick Mwaluko conjures a Sapphic sister in search of straight sex ahead of a sex change, and Nicole Turner remembers the night Moses died.


Ebony Patterson illuminates the Victorian underpinnings of macho dancehall men; Ryan Lobo tells adult stories to children; Peter Dean Rickards shoots guns, girls and gentle people; Varun Baker loses himself in Kingston, Rio and Salvador; Patrick Wokmeni loves the nightlife; Ingrid Masondo resurrects the larger-than-life personality of Zebulon Dread; Eve Wangui provides a no-holds-barred account of Babylon; Iolanda Pensa asks why brand-new Wikipedia behaves like an ages-old thing, and Appupen heralds the end of the world in India.


Kodwo Eshun offers ten paragraphs of music criticism; 15 poets give voice to some of the pervasive themes of PMS; poet and choreographer Harmony Holiday takes a lead from Miles Davis and Theo Parrish to explore this crazy little thing called love; Chief Boima bounces the border patrols to bring you a panglobal sex-money-power pileup; Neo Muyanga exposes the intoxicating genre-bending power of seduction, and DJ Ntone plays for the fallen but not forgotten Comrade Thabo.


Experimental artist Oliver Husain presents a meta-textual cross-cultural hybrid love story; Cameroonian artist Goddy Leye challenges “whitey on the moon”; Lena Bergendahl, Jennifer Rainsford and Rut Karin Zettergren visit Kenya long after the Chinese have left; like a gender-errant Jimi Hendrix, Tracey Rose flips the biblical Battle of Jericho; Kaganof creates a satire of bureaucracy, cultural administration and distorted power balances; Clarissa Cummings culls the best sex from the sexiest movie of the year into a Viva Riva Sex Mashup; Okello Sam wonders why first-world folks relax differently from third-world people, and Riason Naidoo has the scoop on why a five-quid pickled money-order receipt went around the world and back.

Plus much more.