POET PROFILE: Nomfundo Khambule

Nomfundo Khambule | Aug 29th, 2022 | poet profile | No Comments

Nomfundo Khambule is a performer of poetry born in Tembisa, South Africa. She was a student at the University of Johannesburg Arts Academy doing both poetry and drama. She has performed in various poetry spaces in Johannesburg and has appeared on Galaxy Universal Network discussing her passion for writing poetry for black women. Her poetry serves as a form of activism for Human rights. She has performed on the TEDx stage, a poem discussing gender inequality and rewriting the narrative for black women. She performed at The Human Rights Festival held at Constitution hill on the topic of LGBTQIA+ rights. She performed a set that offered the audience a glance into her perception of the world around her at the Basha Uhuru festival 2021 held at Constitution hill. A thrilling set that paid homage to those who brought her up.

Nomfundo expressed some poems as letters, some as prayers and some as offerings to those who came before her. All of it highlights that we still face similar injustices to those that were faced by our parents and grandparents and that change is needed indefinitely. Nomfundo performed at the Nelson Mandela centenary in the Eastern Cape in 2018. She has performed in South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria and was a speaker on an online discussion panel in Zambia.

WATCH: Walk With Me by Nomfundo Khambule

She was also a part of the cast of a theatre production called Kwaito in Slaghuis written by Paul Noko and directed by Hannah van Tonder. Where she showcased her skill in theatre performance in a riveting story that follows the coming of age of young girls under a diminishing socio-economic structure through music, dance and poetry. She is inspired by the stories of black people from small communities

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