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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...

Book Review: The Broken Men Chapbook by Afurakan

The Broken men Chapbook is Thabiso Afurakan Mohare's first collection of poetry, published under Vanilla pod and RYB(Re Ya Bala) publishers. Thabiso is the founder and CEO of one of South Africa's most popular poetry platforms, WordNSound and is also...

Flow Wellington talks about her new collection Gau-trained.

I compiled and published my first collection in 2011, when I moved to Johannesburg. It was a very innocent and ambitious publication; at least that's how I see it now. Since then, I have only contributed to other anthologies and...