At the moment, I don’t feel that there’s anyone willing to pay for great, cutting-edge African writing that isn’t about politics. Music, for me, has always been a great place to write about intersections — socio-political issues; culutral issues; spiritual issues — not only on the African continent, but worldwide. I’m interested in experimenting with alternative ways of financing the writing which, at the moment, is being reduced to 200-word write-ups. I think it’s pathetic! A crying shame!
So I curate things like #SAHipHop2014 and #RespecTheProducer for these things — these writings and musings — to exist.
But it’d be great if the writers got paid.
If I created a #RespecTheProducer postcard series (around 10, in the style of the image below), would you buy? The postcards would also have fun facts about the subject pictured, at the back.
Let me know on twitter.
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