On the 25th of September, The Commune hosted a virtual book launch of ‘Ghosts, spectres, revenants: Hauntology as a means to think and feel future’, edited by Katharina Fink, Marie-Anne Kohl and Nadine Siegert. Hauntology, as a theoretical perspective, opens a field to discuss presence and absence, visibility and invisibility. It relates the lingering of […]

On the 18th of September The Commune hosted a virtual book launch of ‘Malibongwe: poems from the struggle by ANC women’. This is a book of collaboration and homecoming, four decades in the making. First published in 1981 as ‘Malibongwe: ANC Women: Poetry is also their Weapon’, it was soon banned by the Apartheid government. […]

The Forge hosted the first collaboration In Commune session at the Forge Theatre in January 2020. In Commune is an intimate live platform and video series, created collaboratively by The Forge and New Frame. It brings peers with long histories of struggle, activism, political and cultural experience in conversation with each other. As they share […]

Napo Masheane translates passages from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels into Sestho in celebration of International Red Books Day, 2020. Read more about the event at: https://www.thetricontinental.org/wp-… The Commune is a radical, community-centred bookshop in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. We are a not-for-profit organisation focused on the articulation and discussion of progressive, Pan-African […]

We hosted the Johannesburg launch of Maneo Mohale‚Äôs 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 […]

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 […]