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Sara Baartman, 51 years later

It’s been 51 years since the women of South Afrika took to the street and went and faced the apartheid government to let them know what their demands were; five years since Sara Baartman was returned home and laid to...

Thank you

Let me start this by thanking all of you who sent positive messages and also told me what you thought of the website. I hope that you will always keep it real and let your voice be. Of course, the...

Tshegofatso by Tshegofatso Monaisa

I’ll tell you what I am Gimme a pen By the time you’re done counting from 10 I would have already told you all the things I am A writer, A poet, A singer, Yes I know it, I like...

q&a: Mafika Gwala

Poetry Potion had the privilege of talking to a Soweto Poet, Mafika Gwala (who isn’t from Soweto).  He started writing in the sixties and published extensively with titles such as Jol’iinkomo (1977) and No More Lullabies (1982) and he has edited  Black Review (1973) and Musho!...

poet profile: Perpetual Eziefule-Emenkwum, Nigerian poet & performer

Perpetual Eziefule-Emenkwum is a humble, quiet extrovert, who loves to exchange ideas and receiving constructive criticism.  Her love for people provides her with immense inspiration.  She finds inspiration in all people and everything. ‘I believe that a poet has an...