Friday 22nd September 2017,
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Browsing the "Mak Manaka" Tag

Poetry Seen: WHEN TOYS WERE US Exhibition 15 July 2017

The Floveyou Flo View exhibition series is a visual presentation of a body of work compiled by Flo Mokale over a period of 10 years. After sharpening the focus in his eyes and provided with the right lighting for motivation [...]

July 11, 2017 poetry seen

Not sure why, but…

Firstly, I am honoured to now be part of an organization that has consistently provided young creative minds with a platform to express themselves. In an age where access to space and outlets depends on association or the weight of [...]

July 10, 2017 editorial, essays

Essay: Still in the Making by Maakomele R. Manaka

How do I find my voice? Who do I ask? A spaza-shop lady owner at the middle of the end of her road? “Dumela mama, do you know how I can find my voice?” Or do I ask the spotie [...]

July 10, 2017 essays

poetry seen: 6th Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival

Themed ‘Dangerous Minds’, the 6th edition of the Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival will showcase a world-class selection of youth voices from South Africa, Kenya and the United States. The week-long festival will take place at the legendary [...]

September 19, 2016 poetry seen

Mak Manaka’s new poetry collection “Flowers of a Broken Smile” is Out!

“This collection is Mak writing at the peak of his game. His voice is unadulterated and true, it’s so beautiful.” ~ Lebo Mashile, poet. With his third poetry collection, Flowers Of A Broken Smile, renowned poet and performer, Mak Manaka, pays a tribute to [...]

September 16, 2016 poetry seen
Children of Asazi

Children of Asazi

The children of great men and woman often bear the weight of their parents’ legacy. They can choose to accept the burden or reject it. If they accept it, they could rise above and beyond or fail tragically. If they [...]

September 25, 2014 current issue, poetry seen

Live Poetry Weekend Starts Tonight!

If you love and enjoy live poetry, then you are in for a treat. Remember we told you about Word N Sound announcing the Spoken Freedom Festival? Yes! Well it’s here, it’s on and the line up is on fire. [...]

July 3, 2014 poetry seen

poetry seen: First weekend of March

In the heart of the city, a sojourn to the villages of Limpopo. Musical poets Dennias Mashegwane, Joel Karabo Elliott and Mak Manaka gather round the fire and take us deep into the homestead of our hearts, with drums and [...]

February 28, 2014 poetry seen

Mak Manaka & the Literari Stokffel

Mak Manaka, well known South African poet, is at the helm of a new literary movement. One that aims to remind us that “Our Creativity is Our Currency”. I spoke to him one June evening at the monthly Literari Stokffel [...]

November 14, 2013 poetry seen

poetry seen: Heritage Day at Constitution Hill

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September 22, 2013 poetry seen