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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
The Humble Maks – Phenomenal 9

The Humble Maks – Phenomenal 9

Mary-Anne Kgaugelo Shobane, best known by her stage name Maks hailing from Johannesburg represents well her hood also known as 1852. Known for her humble personality and her simple usage of playing with words, this creative is truly a name [...]

August 6, 2014 Q&A
Emphasis the poet – Phenomenal 9

Emphasis the poet – Phenomenal 9

Makgotso Nkosi, better known as Emphasis, is a poet, Spoken word artist, Philanthropist, Fashion Designer… a lover of life, a wild fire and a daughter of the sky. WHAT ARE YOUR LIFE’S ASPIRATIONS? My aspiration is to be an artist [...]

August 6, 2014 Q&A