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Poet Profile: Dshamilja Roshani

DSHAMILJA ROSHANI is a 25-year old Berlin-based poet, writer and performer of German-Iranian descent. In their work, Dshamilja paints vivid yet fluid images that examine the complexity of self and social relations. Emerging from a compassionate and honest place, their...

POET PROFILE: Bokang Maragelo

Bokang Maragelo is a 30-year-old poet/writer and I.T professional who hails from North West, currently based in Johannesburg. He started his journey with poetry in high school but only later in his 20s did Bokang find purpose in his writing....

Poet Profile: Rethabile Masilo

RETHABILE MASILO is a Mosotho poet who has lived in France for more than 30 years. He left his country, Lesotho, as a refugee in 1981, eventually ending up in the USA where he continued his biology studies. He moved...

Poet Profile: Lethokuhle Msimang

LETHOKUHLE MSIMANG is a South African poet and writer, born in Durban KwaZulu-Natal. She Graduated with a B.A. in Literary Studies and Creative Arts at the American University of Paris, and a Masters in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. Her...

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...