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Book Review-The Looking Glass Anthology: Through the Single Gal’s Lens

Segomotso Palesa Motsumi reviews The Looking Glass Anthology: Through the Single Gal’s Lens (Poetree Publications 2019) Title: The Looking Glass Anthology V1: Through the Single Gal’s Lens ISBN: 9780639821009 Publisher: Poetree Publications Genre: Multiple (poetry, short fiction, visual art) As...

Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018

Our Words, Our Worlds : Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018 is an anthology compiled and edited by Poet, anthropologist and writer Makhosazana Xaba. Recently launched by UKZN Press this anthology boasts views and reflections from over twenty women,...

31 Poetry Collections that you should probably read.

“So many books, so little time”-Frank Zapa Lovers of poetry have been spoiled for choice lately. So many brilliant and diverse Poets are actively contributing to the South African and African literary canon. Poets are bending and breaking language, reshaping...

READ: Excerpts from Busisiwe Mahlangu’s debut collection Surviving Loss

Busisiwe Mahlangu is a writer from Mamelodi, Pretoria. She is the founder of Lwazilubanzi Project, an NPO that aims to use literature a tool for learning, resistance and healing. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, holding space for...

Book Review: Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma, is arguably one of the most intriguing collections of poetry to come out of South Africa. Putuma’s first collection of poetry struck me as a beautiful disruption: A loud, unapologetic voice yelling back at the...