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POET MUSE: MAISHE MAPONYA (1951 – 2021)

(poet, playwright, academic) Recapturing ourselves In the rubble of facades Every piece a victory We’ll have to create A monument of pieces Every calendar day a monument Every monument a victory Every loss a victory Triumphant sacrifice For we alone...

poet muse: Matsemela Manaka (1957 – 1999)

poet, writer, director, actor, artist, cultural theorist. “We believe in positive art, theatre of purpose, communal theatre, theatre of survival and liberation” The 1976 Soweto uprising gave impetus to Matsemela Manaka’s career in theatre and the arts. He started out...

Live Poetry Weekend Starts Tonight!

If you love and enjoy live poetry, then you are in for a treat. Remember we told you about Word N Sound announcing the Spoken Freedom Festival? Yes! Well it's here, it's on and the line up is on fire....