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E’skia Mphahlele (17 December 1919 – 27 October 2008)

Another bright light extinguished. E'skia Mphahlele crossed over to the ancestral realm on the 27th of October 2008. This esteemed intellectual was one of the last original writers of Drum magazine. Bab' Mphahlele was a wielder, breaker and maker of...

John Matshikiza (26 November 1954 – 15 September 2008)

A poet, actor, writer, activist... John Matshikiza is one of our most profilic creative professionals. John Matshikiza was born in Sophiatown to world renown composer and jazz artists Todd Matshikiza. John Matshikiza went into exile in 1961 after his father,...

q&a: Botsotso Publishing

POETRY POTION: Who is Botsotso Publishing? BOTSOTSO PUBLISHING: Botsotso Publishing is a group of poets, writers, performers and visual artists - Ike Mboneni Wangu Muila, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Anna Varney (always willing to do layout & design for us).  ...

q&a: Spier Poetry Exchange

Poetry Potion had the pleasant opportunity to pose some questions to Lorelle Viegi one of the curators of the 2008 Spier Poetry Exchange…   POETRY POTION:  What is the Spier Poetry Exchange? LORELLE VIEGI:  The event is a week long...

School Daze

we not in college to graduate and to go get a job... we not here because our mamas told us to... we not here to "act white"... for bragging-rights... to show-off... to look down on others... we not here because...