In a time of ecological crisis, it is unsurprising that questions of the body have become a focal point within contemporary radical politics. One of the great strengths of Silvia Federici’s peerless work in this regard is to remind us that bodies have multiple histories. There are the histories of techniques of capturing and disciplining […]

We hosted the Johannesburg launch of Maneo Mohale’s new collection of poems, Everything is a Deathly Flower on Thursday 17 October.  Joined by Megan Ross and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, Mohale grappled with sexual assault and the process of reconstructing life thereafter through her anthology. Mohale is unapologetic and disarming in her intertwining of a contemporary South African tradition and […]

The Commune would like to extend our thanks to Charles Leonard for providing the soundtrack to the revolution. Charles Leonard is a DJ, editor, broadcaster, journalist and an obsessive collector of vinyl. He has been collecting vinyl for five decades now and he loves sharing records from his eclectic, vast collection. Charles’s approach with his […]

We hosted an event on the 28th of September to mark the opening of The Commune. The event included a panel discussion with panelists Dr. Danai Mupotsa, Qhakaza Mbali Mthembu, Thapelo Mohapi and Mbuso Ngubane. Entertainment was provided by the amazing Sun Xa Experiment and DJ Charles Leonard.

Join us on Saturday the 28th of September from 2pm as we officially open the doors of The Commune, a radical, welcoming and community-centred bookshop in the heart of the city. Be among the first to explore our carefully curated book collection, which reflects our collective commitment to revolutionary politics and covers everything from grassroots social movements, decolonization and environmentalism to queer theory, disability studies […]