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editorial: A Tradition of Poetics

We come from a tradition of poetics, which has always responded to the state of the nation. This tradition, whether you are a griot in west Africa or an imbongi in south Africa, has always been about true talk, as...

poet muses: Ingrid Jonker, poet (1933 – 1965)

Described as a “sensitive child with a keen self-awareness and gifted beyond her years“, Ingrid Jonker started writing at a very young age. Na die Somer (After the Summer) is believed to be the first compilation of her poems when...