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Three Questions for Mak Manaka

Maakomele 'Mak' Manaka is an award-winning South African poet and author. He has to date published four collections of poetry- If only (2003 Self-published. Edited by Don Mattera), In Time (Geko, 2009), Flowers of a broken smile (Inksword, 2016 )...

POETRY SEEN: TSHWANE SPEAK OUT LOUD YOUTH POETRY COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL.

Tshwane Speak Out Loud is back, and continuing with its third season of spoken word poetry by the youth of Tshwane. The festival will kick off on 6 June with a seminar at the University of Pretoria. This opening preludes...

Whose Laureate is it anyway?

The announcement of Prof Mongane Wally Serote as South Africa’s 3rd Poet Laureate has drawn a weird mixture of both praise and ire from poets and some in the literary world. To say the decision to have Ntate Serote as...

31 Poetry Collections that you should probably read.

“So many books, so little time”-Frank Zapa Lovers of poetry have been spoiled for choice lately. So many brilliant and diverse Poets are actively contributing to the South African and African literary canon. Poets are bending and breaking language, reshaping...

The 22nd Poetry Africa-Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 15 to 20 October 2018

The popular annual Poetry Africa Festival hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), takes place in Durban from 15 to 20 October 2018. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the festival, which is supported through principal funding from...