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Maya Angelou

(poet, writer, dancer, singer, teacher, producer, playwright, activist 1928 – 2014) Born Marguerite Annie Johnson, Maya Angelou was a multidimensional human. A multitalented woman and a gift to us all. She lived a life so full, so true to herself,...

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 home I know by Carla Chait

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]the home I know is dry as has been lit aflame smoked and scorched chewed up swallowed up sick up and spat out measured out found to be wanting traced out crossed out, cut out...

Butterfly Burning by Mapule Mohulatsi

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]I am a butterfly burning. My wings are strangely stitched, tattered at the corners and hard to breathe My weight is of a flying feather fluttering to be painted in landscapes. Burning, Wounded. A butterfly...

Slowly Unchained by Charl Landsberg

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]he died to me, some time ago, long after I was free and I still have his chains about my neck, as you can see he never let me know where I could hope to...