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Poet Profile: Thando Fuze

Thando Fuze is a Durban based Modern Contemporary Spoken Word Artist, Writer, Founder of SHEfted MInds, Arts Events Co-ordinator and Director at FuzeArtCo.  Groomed under the guidance and mentorship of Dr Gcina Mhlophe, Fuze is one of a few prominent...

Poetry Seen: Words in Motion Featuring Lebo Mashile & Phillippa Yaa De Villiers

Acclaimed poets Lebo Mashile and Phillippa Yaa De Villiers, accompanied by seasoned jazz musicians Yonela Mnana, Lex Futshane and Siphiwe Shiburi, will celebrate the work of Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile on World Poetry Day (21 March 2018)at The Orbit Jazz Club. The show...

Poet Muse: Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile (1938-2018, 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...