Wednesday 23rd August 2017,
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Browsing the "Kabelo Mofokeng" Tag

To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African anthology of jazz poetry

To Breathe Into Another Voice was recently launched at The Orbit Jazz club. This is an anthology of jazz poetry compiled and edited by avid Jazz lover and poet Myesha Jenkins. Published by Real African Publishers, the anthology explores jazz [...]

July 17, 2017 poetry seen

Poetry Potion 9 Infinite Wonders – Selected Poets

I’m so excited to finally share with you the selected list of poets who will feature in our 9th print edition of Poetry Potion. This edition is themed Infinite Wonders and these are the poets and poems who have been selected Ali [...]

March 21, 2016 editorial

4th Annual Edition of Tyhini launches 6 Dec in Johannesburg

On the 6th of December, Rhodes University’s MA in Creative Writing will be launching its 4th annual collection of heart heating literature, Tyhini, by students doing the MA this year. The launch will be held at one of Joburg’s headquarters [...]

December 1, 2015 poetry seen

about 21 Poems: Dear South Africa

Dear South Africa, You are not a child anymore. We should have thrown you a huge street bash and handed you your key to adulthood. But we couldn’t. There’s not enough to celebrate. You see, we’re not sure you deserve [...]

August 7, 2015 21 Poems
poet muse: RIP Mafika Gwala (1946 – 2014)

poet muse: RIP Mafika Gwala (1946 – 2014)

The sad news of the passing our literary icon, Mafika Gwala, has been slowly sinking in and rippling through the literary world. He passed away on Friday night. We believe it was peacefully in his sleep. Undoubtedly, this is a sad [...]

September 8, 2014 poet muses

Mocking Beast by Kabelo Mofokeng

The earth opened up Bodies were swallowed up Machine guns rattled, The purple sky Turned red with rage And poured fire upon the earth Children of the soil Ran for cover Like ants to a colony. The day was June [...]

July 1, 2007 poetry
Starvation is my name by Kabelo Mofokeng

Starvation is my name by Kabelo Mofokeng

Starvation is my name. My friends call me Tlala-Fela*, I survive in a Zozo* On the outskirts of Klippies*. I play amongst street kids Our favourite game is nix-mapha*. At night When knuckles knock Against my door, I skop* skotlolo* [...]

July 1, 2007 poetry