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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 Profile: Belita Andre

Belita Andre is a Johannesburg based spoken word artist of Nigerian and Namibian descent. Her writing has been welcomed on the Basha Uhuru Freedom Fest​ stage. The 21-year-old poet has gone from performing at Something's Cooking By J-​ owned by...

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...

Poet Profile: Nomashenge Dlamini

Born 1992 September 30, poet-vocalist Nomashenge Dlamini is a Ladysmith native, raised in Durban and currently based in Johannesburg. Beyond embodying alchemy as a practising, professional pharmacist (with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Honours Degree), her work is an ever-transmogrifying blend...

Poet Profile: Andrew Manyika

“The insight and delight that Andrew’s words give is different and indispensable in an earth grown factious...” – Stan Galloway, Professor of English, Bridgewater College, Virginia, USA Andrew Manyika is a comedian and award-winning poet and writer from Zimbabwe.Combining wit,...