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Joburg’s hidden musical treasures

Joburg’s hidden musical treasures

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Sometimes the gold of Egoli can be found in the most inconspicuous places – like

A winter tale

A winter tale

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Winter on the island of Sylt can be a lonely affair. A far cry from

A life-changing year

A life-changing year

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. 2017 was a year of hard work and difficulties as we endeavoured to realise many

Art and activism in ‘paradise’

Art and activism in ‘paradise’

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. The scorching sun burns the dusty field in front of the Manik Bumi Foundation

Across disciplinary boundaries

Across disciplinary boundaries

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. ‘There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way, and the

On family and fur coats

On family and fur coats

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. My grandmother’s old, grey Persian lamb coat, her mother’s fur shawl. Luxury possessions that

Diverse People Remember

Diverse People Remember

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. The Sylt Foundation’s new international long-term project, Diverse People Remember, aims to share approaches

On Haus Cajeth and outsider art

On Haus Cajeth and outsider art

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Continuing my exploration of the German town of Heidelberg, I find that literature is

This place is no paradise

This place is no paradise

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation.      In the publication Jurmala, author Indra Wussow travelled down memory lane with

The contrasting realities of Myanmar

The contrasting realities of Myanmar

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Aung Soung’s tiny body is emaciated, her furrowed face a map of her pain

Writing from Phnom Penh

Writing from Phnom Penh

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Writing from Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Indra Wussow explores how the country’s difficult past

The Sylt Foundation residency

The Sylt Foundation residency

One merit award winner of the Absa L’Atelier, South Africa’s most prestigious art competition, will win a two-month residency at the Sylt Foundation on the Island of Sylt. The prize includes a

The artist as collector

The artist as collector

Jaco Van Schalkwyk joined the ‘Absa family’ in 2013 when he won the Absa L’Atelier Second Merit Award and a residency at the Sylt Foundation on the Sylt Island in

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