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#ThisWomanIs… my mother

Kela Griot My mother, Dipuo Maswabi, inspires me. In 2006, she was diagnosed with cancer. Two years ago, she beat three different types of cancers, one of which was in the fourth and final stage. While on chemo, she survived...

Affirmation: Still We Rise

In 1956, Delivering a fiery speech to the crowd Dora Tamana, a member of the ANC Women’s League and a founding member of the Federation of South African Women, declared: We, women, will never carry these passes. This is something...

Salute the Youth of 1976: Tsietsi in exile

This interview was done, by a British Thames reporter, soon after Tsietsi Mashinini left South Africa. //TimesLive This text will be replaced

podcasts from Protest and Poetry

From poets like Ingoapele Madingoane, Nontsizi Mgqwetho, Don Materra, Lefifi Tladi and countless others, poetry was the potent weapon that exposed, questioned, decried, denounced and resisted oppression. At the 2012 Joi Book Fair we had the opportunity to reflect on...

Commonwealth Short Story Prize

don't miss out on this opportunity... Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000 – 5000 words). Submissions must be made by the author of the short story. Regional winners receive £1,000 and the overall winner receives £5,000....