The Spin Venek Experience by Sabelo Soko

Spin Venek is a recollection of images/memories with the purpose of finding inspiration for possible solutions to present-day problems. In this body of work, Sabelo Soko remembers "…umphakathi osezingeni… umphakath' okhuphuk' intaba kwehl' ok'sek'fihlakaleni… umphakathi onjengamanzi…" Over the years, Soko...

Call for Applications: Hear My Voice Poetry Mobility Fund 2022

Poets on the move as Hear My Voice announces Mobility Fund Following the success of the previous Mobility Fund, which was initially introduced in 2020 to encourage the export of South African poets to the world, the Hear My Voice...

African Women Writers Symposium taking place in Durban for the first time

The 7th African Women Writers Symposium (AWWS), supported by The Department of Sports, Art and Culture (DSAC) and produced by Afro Arts SA, in partnership with the Amazulu Gardens, presents a special Afro Jazz concert and poetry show. The performance will...

Poetry Africa Festival Celebrates 25 Years: Unmute: Power To The Poet

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), in partnership with the National Institute for Humanities, French Institute of South Africa, and Total, will host the 25th Poetry Africa International Festival from 11 to 16 October 2021.  During these times...

CALL OUT: Göteborgs Litteraturhus and Hear My Voice writing residency in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Hear My voice and Göteborgs Litteraturhus are inviting South African poets to apply for a writing residency taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden in November 2021 The Swedish organization, Göteborgs Litteraturhus (Gothenburg House of Literature) in partnership with South African non-profit...