Tinashe Jakwa

Tinashe Jakwa is a critic and multi-disciplinary writer with a PhD in Political Science and International Relations. Her work explores the limits of our present cultural moment for leading meaningful and satisfying lives and building healthy communities and societies. She lives in Boorloo (Perth) and likes quiet, the outback, forests, and sincerity. Find her at: https://inrelation.info/

Tinashe's Latest Articles

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Theatre review: The Smallest Stage

A masterful interactive tale of the trials and joys of fatherhood.

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Theatre review: Panawathi Girl, Perth Festival

A coming-of-age musical exploring the history of Australia’s race relations.

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Theatre review: Utopia, Summer Nights Festival

An experimental exploration of the plight of Afghan refugees.

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Theatre review: StrawBrain, Fringe World

An endearing but flawed musical about coming to terms with one’s identity.

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Book review: Killernova, Omar Musa

A poetry collection meditating on family, country, and memory.

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Theatre review: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fremantle Theatre Company

A feverish night of unrequited love and misguided theatrics.

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Theatre review: Worship – Memento Vivere, Fringe World

A haunting variety show celebrating life in a time of crisis.

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Book review: Doing Politics, Judith Brett

A collection of essays on the pitfalls and potential of Australian politics.

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Theatre review: Carnival of the Animals, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

An all-ages journey into the seriousness of life in Perth

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Book review: The Sweetest Fruits, Monique Truong

A tale about the beauty and tyranny of memory