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The 22nd Poetry Africa-Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 15 to 20 October 2018

The popular annual Poetry Africa Festival hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), takes place in Durban from 15 to 20 October 2018. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the festival, which is supported through principal funding from...

You are Continental by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] How can I hate you when you carry the continent on your face? Your smile is post-colonial Africa. Your tongue splits into five, spits out any language demanded by circumstance. You are multilingual, literally a literary vending machine....

The Sin In My Blackness by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] My blackness is red sirens, Gunshots two blocks From your block of flats. Women on the street in their gowns Asking "What happened, what happened?" My blackness mimics tragedy in small towns. My blackness cannot be contained. You...