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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...

Twelve + One

Title: Twelve + One. Some Jo’burg poets: their artistic lives and poetry Edited by: Mike Alfred Publisher: Botsotso Publishing Year: 2014 Botsotso Publishing is best known for its literary journal, Botsotso as well as numerous poetry titles and the performances...

A Review of Poetry Potion: On Being Human // 2013.01

The world of Poetry is like the world of Jazz. There are multiple layers of nuanced existentialisms, familiar phrases, essentialist expressions and traditions within mores and cultural pros and cons. There are also parallel universes or multi-verses, literal meanings and...