Sunday 20th August 2017,
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Q&A: The Book Club Society

The Book Club Society is doing serious literary activism and groundwork to develop a reading culture around the country. BCS runs numerous literacy based projects for children , prisoners and schools , using books as a point of departure and [...]

July 13, 2017 Q&A

Q&A: Keitumetse ‘Abi’ Tlhako

  Keitumetse ‘Abi’ Tlhako is a young poet born and raised in Rustenburg, in the North West province of South Africa. Currently studying Diagnostic Radiography at The university of Johannesburg, Abi is also steadily carving out a name for herself [...]

July 10, 2017 Q&A

Creating With You – how the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award nurtures African poets

Babishai Niwe Poetry Award was founded by Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, in 2008 as a prize for Ugandan women poets. It started out as a prize for the Ugandan women poets but this year, submissions where open to the entire continent. Shortlisted [...]

October 13, 2014 Q&A

Q&A: Ashraf Booley

Ashraf Booley first sent poems to Poetry Potion in 2012. This poem here below, A Story of the Mind, was featured in our fifth anniversary edition. At the moment of awakening another story ends. Like a book with missing pages, [...]

September 25, 2014 current issue, Q&A

“Art is Life,” Misber – Phenomenal 9

“My art has developed from being just for entertainment to it being healing and transformative. Art is life.“ WHAT IS IT ABOUT ART THAT KEEPS YOU CREATING? I studied Dramatic Arts at Wits University where I explored what I can do [...]

August 8, 2014 Q&A

Dimakatso Noetic Sebolai – Phenomenal 9

“My mission is to spread the truth and expose some lies and deeply believed myths.“ Noetic started writing when she was in high school in the 90’s. She has since been reciting her work on stage in August 2012. WHAT [...]

August 8, 2014 Q&A
Thoughts, A Kasi Girl – Phenomenal 9

Thoughts, A Kasi Girl – Phenomenal 9

On the stage, Nthabiseng Malaka is known at Thoughts. A kasi girl from Tembisa, 1632 representing, actress, designer and poet. IT IS SAID TO BE 9 SISTERS REPRESENTING 9 ELEMENTS THAT MAKE ONE PHENOMENAL WOMAN WHAT IS YOURS? I represent [...]

August 8, 2014 Q&A
The Multitalented Angel Nimah – Phenomenal 9

The Multitalented Angel Nimah – Phenomenal 9

Tshegofatso Angela Mogotsi, formally known as, Angela Nimah, is a singer-song writer, writer, vocalist, entrepreneur, designer, healer, and blogger. Nimah is an independent artist and most of her music is on Sound cloud WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE? The ability [...]

August 7, 2014 Q&A
Lover of Life and Art, Fasaha Mshairi – Phenomenal 9

Lover of Life and Art, Fasaha Mshairi – Phenomenal 9

Started writing in 2004 and has since fallen and grown in love with Spoken and written word. Hazel is an infant photographer and visual artist. Love for life and art. WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE AND HOW? Poetry is art [...]

August 7, 2014 Q&A
Live, Laugh, Love with Philiswa Makhaye – Phenomenal 9

Live, Laugh, Love with Philiswa Makhaye – Phenomenal 9

“I live, I laugh and love. Not a day goes by without any of the above, they are what keeps me sane and humble” WHAT DO YOU THINK WE NEED SISTERHOOD FOR AND WHY? Women were born to heal, mend [...]

August 7, 2014 Q&A