Mafika Gwala Annual Lecture presented at 25th Poetry Africa Festival

“Sing, how can we sing with chain blocks barring us the Malombo Sound? Play, how can we play with games turning into nightmares? Talk, should we not talk with deep open voices? Wait, should we wait till the cows come home?”Mafika Gwala in Bonk’ahbajahile The 2021...

Poetry Africa Festival joins forces to present diverse programme

Partnerships are at the heart of the 25th edition of the Poetry Africa festival that will be presented between 11 – 16 October 2021 by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. This years’ Poetry Africa festival is presented with support from...

Poetry Africa Festival Celebrates 25 Years: Unmute: Power To The Poet

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), in partnership with the National Institute for Humanities, French Institute of South Africa, and Total, will host the 25th Poetry Africa International Festival from 11 to 16 October 2021.  During these times...

CALL OUT: Göteborgs Litteraturhus and Hear My Voice writing residency in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Hear My voice and Göteborgs Litteraturhus are inviting South African poets to apply for a writing residency taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden in November 2021 The Swedish organization, Göteborgs Litteraturhus (Gothenburg House of Literature) in partnership with South African non-profit...

SOWETO THEATRE TO KICK OFF BRAVE SPOKEN YOUTH POETRY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Poetry Zone ZA and Soweto Theatre have partnered to present: The Brave Spoken Youth Poetry Mentorship Program. The initiative is aimed at creating an accessible youth development poetry platform with a core focus on the nurturing of young emerging poets. The program also aims...