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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...

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...

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...

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,...

“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...