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On Umemulo

I’ve been thinking a bit about the wonderful Zulu custom of “Umemulo”. It is a rite of passage for young women, signifying the transition from girlhood to young adulthood. After “umemulo”, a young woman is ready to be married. The rituals...

Writing South Africa’s First Dance Flick

This is a throwback to my experience writing the screenplay for the dance film “Hear Me Move.” I finished the first draft in July 2011 .At the time, the working title of the story was “Contenders Only.” I was happy with the story at the time, and...