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Concerning Blacks-A Poetry Album by Makhafula Vilakazi

Concerning Blacks is a poetry album by Makhafula Vilakazi to be released 06 April 2021 on all digital platforms. About Concerning Blacks: One of the most famous streets in all of Africa today is Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Johannesburg, famously...

Poet Profile: MakhafulaVilakazi

Going by the name "MakhafulaVilakazi" (the title of one of his poems) Matodzi Gift Ramashia grew up in Chiawelo, Soweto. His poetry is a fusion of Tsotsitaal, English, Zulu and Sotho interspersed into an uncompromising depiction of township life, exploring...

Q&A: Makhafula Vilakazi

"Makhafula Vilakazi's poetry is a fusion of Tsotsitaal, English, Zulu and Sotho interspersed into an uncompromising depiction of township life, exploring issues which affect his community such as HIV and AIDS, unemployment and crime. An exponent of a genre which he calls ‘Kasie Poetry’, Makhafula Vilakazi says his...

Poetry Seen: Makhafula Vilakazi – Concerning Blacks

In his first solo show in five years, Makhafula Vilakazi has curated an expression of the quotidian blended with the ideological that concerns blackness in the settler republic. It is a complex mourning and rebellion that places the onus on...

Poets venture where no coward dares.

“I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you're an artist, by children if you're not.”― Philip Larkin Poetry becomes many different things to many different people at many different times in...