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book excerpt: Flowers of a Broken Smile by Mak Manaka — Book Lover’s Hangout

“Behind our smiles and somewhere deep inside each one of us, there are broken flowers of love, of loss, of relationship, and of memory.” Mak Manaka Mak Manaka has published two collections of poetry If Only (self-published. 2003) and In [...]

November 4, 2016 poetry seen

poetry seen: 6th Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival

Themed ‘Dangerous Minds’, the 6th edition of the Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival will showcase a world-class selection of youth voices from South Africa, Kenya and the United States. The week-long festival will take place at the legendary [...]

September 19, 2016 poetry seen

Mak Manaka’s new poetry collection “Flowers of a Broken Smile” is Out!

“This collection is Mak writing at the peak of his game. His voice is unadulterated and true, it’s so beautiful.” ~ Lebo Mashile, poet. With his third poetry collection, Flowers Of A Broken Smile, renowned poet and performer, Mak Manaka, pays a tribute to [...]

September 16, 2016 poetry seen

poetry seen: No One Wants A Black Woman With A Mouth by Black Girl Plotting

NO ONE WANTS A BLACK WOMAN WITH A MOUTH is directed by Zethu Dlomo and choreographed in collaboration with Lerato Matolodi. It is a one day only performance of two shows. JOHANNESBURG Date: Friday 30th July Time: 3pm AND 7pm [...]

July 29, 2016 poetry, poetry seen

poetry seen: Botsotso Publishing is launching 4 Poetry books

Botsotso 17: a multi-lingual journal of new writing – poetry, short fiction, essays, reviews – and visual art. This edition contains the work of over 60 poets and writers from all over the country and expresses the range of themes [...]

July 11, 2016 poetry seen

Dancing Poetry: Kiba poetry of the Bapedi/ Basotho ba Leboa people.

If a picture tells a million words, then a poem shows a million pictures. To Bapedi/Basotho ba Leboa people not only every dance-move should chant a million poetic lines, but poetry remains the heart of traditional dance, be it as [...]

April 14, 2016 poetry seen

BN Poetry Foundation Announces Two African Poetry Awards

BN Poetry Foundation has been awarding the BN Poetry Award for seven years. Now in their eighth year, the foundation is adding a second poetry category focussing on the haiku. African poets have a chance to win a cash prize, mentorship as [...]

March 24, 2016 editorial, poetry seen

Diaspora In Ascension with Phillippa Yaa de Villiers Stompie Selibe and Joel Karabo Elliott

You are heartily invited to the first ever ‘Diaspora In Ascension’ gathering, an intimate musical-arts concert, visual arts experience and dialogue series hosted by Stompie Selibe, Joel Karabo Elliott and the Broken Chords Creative Studio in Selby, Johannesburg. Friday 19 [...]

February 10, 2016 poetry seen

Press Release: Between Absence and Presence: a Book Reading and Dialogue series

You are cordially invited to Between Absence and Presence: a Book Reading and Dialogue series that will take place on the 29th of January 2016 at the Mandela Bay Development Agency foyer, 1st Floor Tramways Building, Corner of Lower Valley [...]

January 27, 2016 poetry seen

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Jazz Poetry – A South African Anthology (CLOSED)

I’ve lived with jazz for over 40 years. Discovered in college, jazz was always the background sound of my life. While temping as a waitress at Koncepts Cultural Gallery in Oakland, I saw it up close, from Billy Harper and [...]

January 6, 2016 poetry seen