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Poetry Video: Smoke by Belita André

Belita André is a Johannesburg based spoken word artist of Nigerian and Namibian descent. She is at the forefront of the Johannesburg poetry scene as both a performer and organizer. In 2019 she contributed to the groundbreaking poetry-colouring book 'Colour Me...

Poetry Relief Fund: Season 1 Update

Season one of the Poetry Relief Fund just wrapped a successful 5-episode run. This first season, spread across three weeks, saw 25 poets from across the country share poems online in isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaaps, Khoekhoe, English and Setswana.  The Fund...

READ: Excerpts from Busisiwe Mahlangu’s debut collection Surviving Loss

Busisiwe Mahlangu is a writer from Mamelodi, Pretoria. She is the founder of Lwazilubanzi Project, an NPO that aims to use literature a tool for learning, resistance and healing. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, holding space for...

Essay: A calling by Dr Thandokuhle Mngqibisa

A friend once told me that someone will tell me I will need to thwasa. I should not believe them. They will misinterpret a different kind of calling for ubizo. I held that under my tongue, always. And then someone...

Okay by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] “I guess,” I’d say, in my own little way. And you’d look at me all concerned. As if I hadn’t known you. As if, by now, I hadn’t learned. “I don’t believe you,” you’d say. And I’d lie,...