Roland Barthes, Kanye West and the Rebirth of the Author

In 1967 Roland Barthes announced the death of the author in his essay of the same name, like Nietzsche had once announced the death of God. Barthes believed that the moment a work of art is sent out into the world, leaving the caring hands of its author,  meaning springs from its interaction with theContinue reading “Roland Barthes, Kanye West and the Rebirth of the Author”

Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia

Image credits: The IndependentSnapshot of German colonial Africa Over the last decade, the remnants of the dark side of colonialism have been discussed more and more. Moreover, numerous countries that used to be colonies face discussions related to whether it is right or not to have so many influences and tributes honoring big colonizers andContinue reading “Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia”

The Fantasy of The Female Gaze

Photo by Chloe Sheppard Unlike music gatekeepers, I don’t believe TikTok has “ruined” any songs for me. A very important exception is Portishead’s Glory Box though. I am not going to pretend I have known that song for a really long time; the first time I heard it was on an American Horror Story episodeContinue reading “The Fantasy of The Female Gaze”

The Disappearance of the Hatchet Job

In 2012, review aggregator website The Omnivore launched the Hatchet Job of the Year award, given to the “the writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review” of the last year in Britain. The prize was a year’s worth of potted shrimp donated by The Fish Society. By now defunct, the award was onlyContinue reading “The Disappearance of the Hatchet Job”