Saturday 19th August 2017,
Poetry Potion

Poet Profile: Vuyelwa Maluleke

Vuyelwa Maluleke, is a Joburg based Spoken Word Artist, Scriptwriter and Actor, with a BA in
Dramatic Arts from the University of Witwatersrand. She was shortlisted for the Brunel University
African Poetry in 2014 , and is the author of a chapbook ‘THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE’.

Image by Pranabesh Das.

The slam champion of the Word and Sound 2015 Poetry league competition. She describes herself explicitly
as a storyteller, archiving, through her writing a personal experience of her blackness and
womanness whilst navigating present day South Africa. Her writing serves as evidence that the black
female body in South Africa is consistently being broken into in various spaces, that it can love and
affirm itself is evidence of its ability to survive and want to survive.

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