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Poet Profile: Sabelo Soko

Sabelo Soko is a Jo’burg based writer, performer from eMkhondo, in Mpumalanga. His writings has been published by Geko Publishing, Reunited Siblings and a recently self published  poetry chapbook which accompanies his latest musical offering, Umkhondo. Soko is a former...

Poet Profile: Kwame Aidoo (Ghana)

Kwame ‘Write’ Aidoo (Ghana, 1986) is a writer, artist and cultural manager with a background of biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana. He has pursued International Culture Management at Leuphana University, Germany and a year’s course...

Naledi Raba – poetry of self-determination

I meet Naledi in her hotel room, it is the morning after she won that national Lover + Another Poetry Challenge hosted by Drama For Life at the Hillbrow Theatre. “It is Naledi Raba, right?” I ask checking that I’m...

The Love Potion

let me take a sip drink just a little enough to quench this something caught in my throat just a little taste to parch this dry patch soothe this aching scratch with that nectar but there is nothing no roses...

Raven, spoken word artist: I speak and I see

When I meet Raven at the poet’s hotel, in Durban, he’s in South Africa along with three other Irish poets - Paul Casey, Billy Ramsell and Afric McGlinchley - to perform at the 17th annual Poetry Africa. I didn’t know...