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POETRY SEEN: TSHWANE SPEAK OUT LOUD YOUTH POETRY COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL.

Tshwane Speak Out Loud is back, and continuing with its third season of spoken word poetry by the youth of Tshwane. The festival will kick off on 6 June with a seminar at the University of Pretoria. This opening preludes...

What no one told me about love by Busisiwe Mahlangu

[tabby title="Poem"] All the men I’ve been with have said I love you with their dirty hands digging into my nest. They’ve soiled the leaves and made all the building a mockery. And I danced over the mess they made,...

31 Poetry Collections that you should probably read.

“So many books, so little time”-Frank Zapa Lovers of poetry have been spoiled for choice lately. So many brilliant and diverse Poets are actively contributing to the South African and African literary canon. Poets are bending and breaking language, reshaping...

READ: Excerpts from Busisiwe Mahlangu’s debut collection Surviving Loss

Busisiwe Mahlangu is a writer from Mamelodi, Pretoria. She is the founder of Lwazilubanzi Project, an NPO that aims to use literature a tool for learning, resistance and healing. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, holding space for...

Book launch: Busisiwe Mahlangu & Sarah Godsell

The second book launch by impepho press brings you another two poetry collections. Busisiwe Mahlangu, winner of Tshwane Speak Out Loud, launches her much anticipated debut collection “Surviving Loss”. Sarah Godsell, finalist for HSS award 2017, launches her second collection, Liquid...