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editorial: A Tradition of Poetics

We come from a tradition of poetics, which has always responded to the state of the nation. This tradition, whether you are a griot in west Africa or an imbongi in south Africa, has always been about true talk, as...

poet muse: Dennis Brutus (1924 – 2009)

(activist, educator, journalist and poet 1924 - 2009) “A troubadour, I traverse all my land exploring all her wide-flung parts with zest probing in motion sweeter far than rest ...” Born in Zimbabwe in 1924, Brutus grew up in Port...

south africa by zamantungwa

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1] *south africa, we love you our beautiful land let’s show the whole world we can bring peace in our land they sang for peace sang to simmer down the blood boiling over and stem...

Call for Submissions: Print Quarterly Number Eight EXTENDED (CLOSED)

“In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues....” ― George Orwell, Why I Write We have decide to extend our call for our last edition. Our eighth edition is themed Dear South...

Call For Submissions: Print Quarterly Number Eight (CLOSED)

1994 was a year of big changes for South Africa. From the end of apartheid, to the majority rule. From the first democratic vote, to a new black government, South African tasted fear, hope, euphoria and the possibility of dreams coming true....