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Poetry Seen: Naked Word Festival 2018 Full Programme

The 2018 Naked Word Festival kicks off tomorrow. Themed “In my blood, I contain multitudes” the festival programme boasts an array of poetry events and activations throughout the week. Featured Poets include Wazi. M Kunene, Thando Fuze, Sabelo Soko, Roche Kester, Andy Mkosi,...

Poet Profile: Busisiwe Mahlangu

Busisiswe Mahlangu is a poet, performer and TEDx Speaker born in 1996 in Mamelodi, Pretoria. She explains her work as a space of healing and growth for herself. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, she uses her...

Poet Profile: Siphokazi Jonas

Siphokazi Jonas holds a Masters degree in English Literature as well as an undergraduate degree in Drama and English. As a writer, performer, and poet, she has written, produced, and performed in three one-woman poetry shows: “Poetry Under the Stars,”...

Poet Profile: Katleho Kano Shoro

Katleho Kano Shoro is the author of Serurubele – her debut collection of poetry published by Modjaji Books (August 2017). She is a performance poet and African scholar who holds a Masters’ degree in Social Anthropology. She has performed in...