Articles by Yewande Omotoso

  • Letter from Johannesburg

    Yewande Omotoso ponders how belonging to a city goes beyond the bald fact of living in it.
  • Illustration by Sarah John

    Letter from Johannesburg

    Green medicine: Yewande Omotoso’s apartment is slowly being taken over by plants, much to her delight.
  • Illustration by Sarah John

    Ways of belonging

    Having travelled to the land of her birth as the coronavirus pandemic began to gather pace, Yewande Omotoso feels the tug of home. 
  • Illustration by Sarah John

    The two Yewandes of Jo’burg

    Yewande Omotoso’s namesake leads her down some unusual pathways.
  • Illustration by Sarah John

    Race and the city

    Yewande Omotoso reflects on why no-nonsense Johannesburg is the place that suits her best.
  • African National Congress (ANC) election posters are seen on street poles in Alexandra township, in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

    Letter from Johannesburg

    Yewande Omotoso moves through the unknowable city, looking and listening.