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Editorial: The Others

"The torture of being the unseen object, and constantly observed subject." - Amiri Baraka Identifying ”The Others” is all about power dynamics. It is the messy intersection and interaction of multiple identities, mixed with toxic socializing, body scaling and the assumed...

The 7th Word N Sound Festival is Here!

When Words Collide 7th Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival 2017 4 – 8 October 2017, Market Theatre Lab, Newtown Feat: Msaki, Leshie Lovesong (Botswana), Alessandro Lutman (Italy), Modise Sekgothe, Hakeen Anderson-Lesolang, Mutinta Bbenkele (Zambia), Kwazi Ndlangisa, Emmah Mabye,...

Featured Poem: Modimo wa nko diMetsi by Mutle Mothibe

I have a recurring dream where my grandfather appears before me. Deaf to his voice I read his lips and all I can make out is: "The moody moon's wand courts the red sea!" Then I wake up. I've come...

coming up: 19th Poetry Africa 2015

This years Poetry Africa is set to be explosive! Who are you looking forward to seeing live on stage? Africa Dlamini (South Africa), Aryan Kaganof (South Africa), Celiswa Majali(South Africa), Icebound Makhele (South Africa), Kat Francois ( United Kingdom), Khanyi Shusha(South Africa), Kwazi Ndlangisa (South Africa), Lebo Mashile (South Africa), Lebohang 'Nova' Masango (South Africa), Lesego...

Full House at the first Spoken Freedom Festival

Word N Sound is responsible for reinvigorating the Jo’burg poetry scene with their monthly Open Mic League which is slam poetry competition running through out the year with a King or Queen of the Mic being “crowned” at the end...