Matinyana Fund home pageThe Star; Pretoria Post

Review of the Grahamstown Arts Festival 1998 in two nation-wide South African newspapers.
July 21th 1998

Festival wrap-up

By Adrienne Sichel; picture: Montgomery Cooper

Identity dodgems

Miss Thandi in Pretiora Post and The Star

... Over at Settler's Inn, Miss Thandi, courtesy of the Netherlands embassy, further upsets the cultural stereotype applecart as she sashayed into her cabaret act in full Xhosa traditional dress and Mae West eyelashes. Miss T., alias Vuyo Matinyana, a Port Alfred homeboy now resident in Amsterdam, translates his sexuality and African identity into entertaining, gently subversive, cultural camp. ...


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