Published in Overland Issue Audio Overland II: Resistance · Writing Flag and future Ngwatilo Mawiyoo Ngwatilo Mawiyoo Poet and writer Ngwatilo Mawiyoo’s new research explores the lives of 20 rural Kenyan families over 200 days. She plans to share her experience on Kenyan and international radio and other digital platforms, and thereafter publish a book of poems (and essays), to follow her critically acclaimed first collection, Blue Mothertongue (2010). The collection explores notions of identity as they manifest in her native Nairobi and the African diaspora. Ngwatilo has previously showcased her work on various international stages across Africa & Europe, and has been translated to Swedish and German. She also enjoys collaborating with musicians and other artists to collectively ‘tell’ poetry in an aesthetic she dubs ‘Puesic’ [pew-zik]. Her 6track E.P album Introducing Ngwatilo (2011) showcases some of her solo and music-based collaborations. In conjunction with the Africa Centre in South Africa, Ngwatilo is an Artist-in-Residence at Bundanon Trust, Australia in April 2013. More by Ngwatilo Mawiyoo Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 23 February 202324 February 2023 · Writing From work to text, and back again: ChatGPT and the (new) death of the author Rob Horning Generative models extinguish the dream that Barthes’s Death of the Author articulates by fulfilling it. Their ‘tissue of signs’ seems less like revolution and more like the fear that AI will create a recursive postmodern nightmare world of perpetual sameness that we will all accept because we no longer remember otherwise or how to create an alternative. 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 February 202310 February 2023 · Writing Please like, follow and subscribe: the pathos of Patreon Scott Robinson Every Substack page contains a glowing white box just waiting for your email address. This becomes, unavoidably, part of the work being produced. What began as a way to fund work and bring existing ideas into fruition is funnelled by hungry platforms towards an engine of content production that demands we churn out words in structurally-required scripturience. None of this is to denigrate the work of writers, artists and creators supported by such platforms. My point is that we should try and understand the effect these platforms have on the work they claim to enable.