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Yin & Yang In The Tankwa

Posted by on July 11, 2018

                           Words: Eleen Polson / Photos: Alexander Polson (unless otherwise stated)     I remember a kind young dreadlocked man stepping closer, commenting on the perfect sunset with the perfect moon-rise on the other side. Many people were admiring the …More »

Why Decompression?

Posted by on July 5, 2018

                 Text and photos: Jai’prakash Sewram     This morning, in my dream, a young boy appeared and asked me “Why do people need to decompress?” Determined not to pass up a moment of knowledge impartation, I responded and wanted …More »

Hard Questions #1 – Inclusion

Posted by on November 2, 2017

Words by Devin Isaacs and Travis Lyle Photos by Devin Isaacs and Mads Nørgaard The idea of inclusion sits front and centre of everything we do. “AfrikaBurn aims to be radically inclusive…” is one of the first lines anyone might read …More »

BURN BABY, BURN!

Posted by on May 28, 2017

(words by The Bohemian Doctor – photos by Hervé PHOTOGRAFF)   Trying to describe my first time at AfrikaBurn using words would be like trying to taste music, or to hear colour, or to see speech. It would be like …More »

AfrikaBurn Living the Dream

Posted by on May 22, 2017

(words by Kwassi – photos by Rizza Bomfim) What is AfrikaBurn? It’s a great many things but the solution to humanities problems it is not. Every year around this time I find myself defending AfrikaBurn. People criticise this festival at …More »

2012: The Storm Outside (and within)

Posted by on February 8, 2017

 Words: Mutant Reaper / Photos: as per credit on shot   My first burn was 2012, after many years of vigorously resisting my friend’s invitation. My perception was that is it a big trance party with people running around naked, …More »

Roots, Fruits and Offshoots

Posted by on August 26, 2015

That ‘Burner culture’ would take root in so many far-flung locations was something that was perhaps not on the radar of those who were instrumental in the creation of Burning Man, back in the early 90s – and even before, when the pre-Burning Man events took place in and around San Francisco. Let’s take a look at some history…More »

How DPW Changed My Life

Posted by on February 11, 2014
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It’s hard to describe the satisfaction and growth one experiences during 42 days of physical labour in a harsh environment, but H gives it a crack in her first blogpost here…More »

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