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Poet Muse: Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile (1938-2017, poet laureate, activist, educator)

Our National poet laureate Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile passed away on the 3rd of January 2017 at the age of 79. Bra Willie, as he was affectionately known, was a world-renowned poet, and political activist. He made an immense contribution to...

Full Abantu Book Festival 2017 Programme revealed!

Abantu Book Festival has revealed the full programme for its second annual festival.   This year’s Abantu Book Festival will run from 7-10 December in Soweto, Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in Mofolo. The day programme is free and kicks off at...

Poet Profile: Nkululeko ‘Page’ Ngwenya

Nkululeko Ngwenya, affectionately known as Page is a 24-year-old poet from Durban, South Africa. Succumbing to the desire to explore lyrics and his place in them, Page started out in the early years of school experimenting with hip-hop. He was...

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...

Poetry Seen: Xarra Grand Opening (29 July 2017)

Book launch by Natalia Molebatsi(Elephant woman song Book) Poetry reading by: Professor Keorapetse Kgotsisile Phillippa Yaa De Villiers Quaz Roodt Lebo Mashile Natalia Molebatsi featuring Lex Futshane   Venue: Xara Books Address: 264 Turbit Avenue, Halfway house, Midrand Date: 29...