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poet profile: Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Mphutlane wa Bofelo is thankfully not one of those poets for whom poetry is a trend, a phase or a branding opportunity. Truly dedicated to the craft, Bofelo has been writing poetry for years. Many respect him. A Black Conscious Sufi,...

poet profile: Vangi Gantsho

seeing the poetic landscape, through vangi-tinted glasses Vangile Gantsho has been steadily making her way into the poetry scene since the mid 2000s. Starting out in poetry circles at varsity, she has worked her way in quietly and steadily. As...

poet profile: Napo Masheane

I’m still my voice within the many other voices.” Napo Masheane has been in the performance scene since the early 2000s. This theatre practitioner and poet has performed on stages around the world including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Italy, Netherlands. When I...

poet profile: 21 Poets and a Poem

“If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours.” ~Proverb The performance poetry has been going strong for years now. Well, for a while it seemed to lose it’s steam but these last two years, it...

poet profile: Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali

“Honest writers write what they see, experience, live.” Forty one years ago, Songs of the Cowhide Drum was published. This book, a humble collection of poetry, would become the key that would open doors for the writer, Oswald Mtshali. Liberal...