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Poet Profile: MakhafulaVilakazi

Going by the name "MakhafulaVilakazi" (the title of one of his poems) Matodzi Gift Ramashia grew up in Chiawelo, Soweto. His poetry is a fusion of Tsotsitaal, English, Zulu and Sotho interspersed into an uncompromising depiction of township life, exploring...

Poetry Seen: Book Launch – Oncoming Traffic by Mak Manaka

Soweto born poet Mak Manaka, one of South Africa's most prolific and electrifying poets is set to launch his fourth collection of poetry, Oncoming Traffic. The collection is published by Botsotso Publishers and edited by Allan Horwitz. The forty-six poems(Mainly...

Poet Profile: Modise Sekgothe

Modise Sekgothe is multi-award winning spoken-word artist, actor, playwright, vocalist and percussionist. His work has been published in Home Is Where The Mic Is, a performance poetry anthology by Botsotso Publishers. He is an international slam champion, as the winner...