The Spin Venek Experience by Sabelo Soko

Spin Venek is a recollection of images/memories with the purpose of finding inspiration for possible solutions to present-day problems. In this body of work, Sabelo Soko remembers "…umphakathi osezingeni… umphakath' okhuphuk' intaba kwehl' ok'sek'fihlakaleni… umphakathi onjengamanzi…" Over the years, Soko...

Call for Applications: Hear My Voice Poetry Mobility Fund 2022

Poets on the move as Hear My Voice announces Mobility Fund Following the success of the previous Mobility Fund, which was initially introduced in 2020 to encourage the export of South African poets to the world, the Hear My Voice...

African Women Writers Symposium taking place in Durban for the first time

The 7th African Women Writers Symposium (AWWS), supported by The Department of Sports, Art and Culture (DSAC) and produced by Afro Arts SA, in partnership with the Amazulu Gardens, presents a special Afro Jazz concert and poetry show. The performance will...

Poetry Africa Festival releases phenomenal programme for virtual festival

For the 25th consecutive year, the Poetry Africa festival, presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal takes place from 11 to 16 October 2021. The festival sets the stage for poetry from South Africa, all five regions...

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...