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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,...

Flow Wellington talks about her new collection Gau-trained.

I compiled and published my first collection in 2011, when I moved to Johannesburg. It was a very innocent and ambitious publication; at least that's how I see it now. Since then, I have only contributed to other anthologies and...

Poet Profile: Xabiso Vili 

Xabiso Vili  is a performer, writer, TEDx speaker and social activist, currently working in the City of Tshwane. His writings help him explore his inner world so as to be able to relate to the outer world. He is the Pretoria...