Nadia Nakai: The Awakening Of SA’s Rap Queen

In many art forms, the pursuit of legendary status is the North Star guiding the trajectory of the artist’s career. James Baldwin spoke to an aspect of this in his collection of essays, Nobody Knows My Name. Exploring various themes over the six years that it was written, he also spoke of integrity as an artist and his journey as a writer. Of it, he said, “I had, indeed, become a writer; so far; so good: now I would have to go the distance.”

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