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Poet Profile: Nkululeko ‘Page’ Ngwenya

Nkululeko Ngwenya, affectionately known as Page is a 24-year-old poet from Durban, South Africa. Succumbing to the desire to explore lyrics and his place in them, Page started out in the early years of school experimenting with hip-hop. He was...

coming up: 19th Poetry Africa 2015

This years Poetry Africa is set to be explosive! Who are you looking forward to seeing live on stage? Africa Dlamini (South Africa), Aryan Kaganof (South Africa), Celiswa Majali(South Africa), Icebound Makhele (South Africa), Kat Francois ( United Kingdom), Khanyi Shusha(South Africa), Kwazi Ndlangisa (South Africa), Lebo Mashile (South Africa), Lebohang 'Nova' Masango (South Africa), Lesego...

The Poetry Africa Schools Competition is Open for Submissions

Are you in high school, love poetry, write poetry? Well, you have a chance to share your work on the Poetry Africa stage. Now in its 18th year, Poetry Africa remains committed to nurturing a culture of reading and writing poetry...

Poetry Awards to enter

Sol Plaatje Poetry Award For the past three years, Jacana and the European Union have awarded a poetry prize in honour of Sol Plaatje. The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award is now in it's fourth year and poets have...

poet profile: Bernabe Laye

Écrire Une dreniére fois L’état de la blessure Lambeaux de honte et d’opprobre To write For a last time The bursting of the wound Shreds of shame and of opprobrium from Requiem for Murdered Country There’s a Rumi quote that...