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poet profile: Bernabe Laye

Écrire Une dreniére fois L’état de la blessure Lambeaux de honte et d’opprobre To write For a last time The bursting of the wound Shreds of shame and of opprobrium from Requiem for Murdered Country There’s a Rumi quote that...

poet profile: Tereska Muishond

In a sea of poets who are slamming hard to carve out a space for themselves in the Hall of Fame, Tereska Muishond stands out for being a woman of no pretensions. Her honest, gentle vibrant voice makes her stand...

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...