Bongani Madondo

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Bongani Madondo is a non-fiction writer, biographer and amateur film-maker. He spends time in Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Eastern Cape.

His books include Hot Type (2007) and I’m Not Your Weekend Special: Portraits on the Life+Style & Politics of Brenda Fassie (2014). Madondo has contributed monographs and lectures on the politics of style, film and rock & roll at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), in Warsaw, and at Haus Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Transition, Internazaionale, Sunday Times Lifestyle, Rolling Stone, Noted, Man, True Love, Readers Digest, Marie Claire and Elle. Sigh the Beloved Country is his most recent book.

Madondo is an essayist,  biographer and writer of short futurist fiction. His books includes Hot Type (2007) and I’m Not Your Weekend Special: Portraits on the Life+Style & Politics of Brenda Fassie (2014).

Madondo has contributed monographs and lectures on the politics of style, film & the African innovations of modernist expressions such as Jazz to Punk Rock at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)Warsaw, and Haus Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
His work has appeared in among others, publications such as The New York Times, The Economist‘s Rome based policy periodical Internazionale, Transition, Mail&Guardian, Sunday Times, Readers Digest and Rolling Stone. Sigh, the Beloved Country is his most recent book.

He directs ♧Giant Steps♧, an independent Public Arts & Social Discourse platform that aims to bridge the gaps and explore new storytelling innovations between the Streets, Visual arts, Urban Spaces and Rural Roots, Performance and Critical Theory.

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