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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...

Book Review: Cycles by Tebogo Nong

Title: CyclesAuthor: Tebogo NongPublisher: Self-PublishedISBN:  978-0-6209193-2-6Reviewer: Ruth de Cerff  In Tebogo Nong’s latest poetry collection Cycles, personal growth is a never ending process Cape Town based writer Tebogo Nong has released her second book of poetry, Cycles. The collection compares...

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 )...

POET PROFILE: Tumelo Mtimkhulu

TUMELO MTIMKHULU is a South African writer, poet and visual artist born in Germiston, Johannesburg on the 29th of May 2001. He is currently studying towards a degree in Visual Art at the University of Johannesburg. He started performing poetry...

An Ode, A Love Song For Miriam Makeba

A Love Song for Miriam: A poem to Celebrate Mama Africa and apoetry album weaved in her honour by poet Mandi Vundla. “Dear Miriam, I am holding the keys to your song in my hands,I know you opened the world...