Poet Profile: Katleho Kano Shoro

Quaz | August 16th, 2017 | poet profile | No Comments

Katleho Kano Shoro is the author of Serurubele – her debut collection of poetry published by Modjaji Books (August 2017). She is a performance poet and African scholar who holds a Masters’ degree in Social Anthropology. She has performed in South Africa, Swaziland and London and has participated and facilitated in the following South African literary festivals: Naked Word Festival, Open Book Festival and Franschhoek Literature Festival. Katleho Kano is the co-editor of The Spoken Word Project: Stories Travelling through Africa (2015) and her poetry has been published in journals internationally.

Her work in the arts extends to research, facilitating workshops and managing projects particularly in African film and literature. With the visual arts realm she has participated in the collective exhibition, Calibrating Wonder at SMITH Studios (June-July 2017, Cape Town). Furthermore, she co-curated the 2017 exhibition, Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of ‘classical African Art’ and co-edited the accompanying publication with the same title within her tenure as Research Associate at Wits Art Museum.

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