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Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018

Our Words, Our Worlds : Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018 is an anthology compiled and edited by Poet, anthropologist and writer Makhosazana Xaba. Recently launched by UKZN Press this anthology boasts views and reflections from over twenty women,...

Poetry Seen: Impepho Press Book launch (Gallery)

I think it is safe to say that the launch of Vangile Gantsho’s ‘Red Cotton’ and Danai Mupotsa’s  ‘Feeling and Ugly’ was a resounding success. Poets, writers, readers, media folk and that one guy that stumbled into African Flavour bookstore...

Book Review: Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma, is arguably one of the most intriguing collections of poetry to come out of South Africa. Putuma’s first collection of poetry struck me as a beautiful disruption: A loud, unapologetic voice yelling back at the...

Flow Wellington talks about her new collection Gau-trained.

I compiled and published my first collection in 2011, when I moved to Johannesburg. It was a very innocent and ambitious publication; at least that's how I see it now. Since then, I have only contributed to other anthologies and...

Participants Announcement :21st Poetry Africa International Festival

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) shall once again transform Durban into a platform to share and celebrate cultural reflections and discourses through the 21st edition of Poetry Africa International Festival. The festival, which commences on the...