Up&Coming: Mandi Poefficient

We asked Mandi Poefficient, a performance poet in Johannesburg, about what drives her. Poetry Potion: When did you start writing poetry and why? Mandi Poefficient: I began writing poetry in matric, there was a piece I remember doing about my...

poet profile: Napo Masheane

I’m still my voice within the many other voices.” Napo Masheane has been in the performance scene since the early 2000s. This theatre practitioner and poet has performed on stages around the world including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Italy, Netherlands. When I...

Up&Coming: Thabiso Matupa

[tabs tab1="Q&A" tab2="A Word from..." tab3="About the Contributor"] “I am passionate about everything that brings growth and change in me.” Poetry Potion: Who are you? Thabiso Matupa: I am Thabiso Matupa but mostly known as Njabulo. I was raised by...

Up&Coming: Tshepang Oageng, poet

[tabs tab1="Q&A" tab2="A Word from..." tab3="About the Contributor"] Nthabiseng Kgoronyane* spoke to two young, up and coming poets from Kuruman about their writing and inspiration. Poetry Potion: Tell us about yourself? Tshepang Oageng: My name is Tshepang Clifford Oageng from...

Q&A: Andrew Manyika

Poetry Potion: Where do you come from and how did you get here? Andrew Manyika: I was born in Zimbabwe in the 80s. When my dad came to SA for work, he brought his family with him. I was fortunate...