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On listening. And dreams. Poetry as an act of hope. by Vangile Gantsho

In thinking of poetry – both as a teacher and a practitioner – I am always listening for what the poem is trying to say. Listening to the music, and the ground. As a practitioner, I want to push myself...

Poet Profile: vangile gantsho

vangile gantsho is a poet, healer and co-founder of impepho press. Unapologetically a black woman, she has travelled the continent and the globe participating in literary events and festivals. gantsho is the author of two poetry collections: Undressing in front of...

READ: Excerpts from Busisiwe Mahlangu’s debut collection Surviving Loss

Busisiwe Mahlangu is a writer from Mamelodi, Pretoria. She is the founder of Lwazilubanzi Project, an NPO that aims to use literature a tool for learning, resistance and healing. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, holding space for...

Book launch: Busisiwe Mahlangu & Sarah Godsell

The second book launch by impepho press brings you another two poetry collections. Busisiwe Mahlangu, winner of Tshwane Speak Out Loud, launches her much anticipated debut collection “Surviving Loss”. Sarah Godsell, finalist for HSS award 2017, launches her second collection, Liquid...

Poet Profile: Busisiwe Mahlangu

Busisiswe Mahlangu is a poet, performer and TEDx Speaker born in 1996 in Mamelodi, Pretoria. She explains her work as a space of healing and growth for herself. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, she uses her...