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POET MUSE: Sandile Dikeni(1966-2019)

( poet, activist, journalist ) My country is for peace so says the veld where reptiles caress its surface with elegant motions glittering in their pride My country is for joy so talk the mountains with baboons hopping from boulder...

POET MUSE: Raven Aflakete (1965-2019)

(poet, writer, performer, filmmaker) “He has returned to places he’s never left, expecting to find himself there, though he never is. The boy is gone.” - Raven Aflakete Raven Aflakete was multi-disciplinary artist-poet, writer, performer, filmmaker and arts educator. Originally...

Poet Muse: Dr Gabriel Okara (1921-2019)

(poet, novelist) I strain my tired voice in song to reach up to the star by the moon a song I vowed never more to sing; But from sundown to sunrise I seek a union continually which breaks my vow...

Poet Muse: Candy Royalle (poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018)

(poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018) “I’ve always existed somewhere in-between. Between cultures and colours, genders and sexuality. Between spiritual and atheist, creator and imitator. Belonging has always been a theoretical idea for me, not a sensation rooted firmly in any...

Poet Muse: Ntozake Shange (1948-2018)

(poet, playwright, novelist) “i found god in myself and i loved her i loved her fiercely” ― Ntozake Shange   Poet, playwright, novelist and activist Ntozake Shange passed away on 27 October 2018. Shange was 70 years old at the time of...