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q&a: Botsotso Publishing

POETRY POTION: Who is Botsotso Publishing? BOTSOTSO PUBLISHING: Botsotso Publishing is a group of poets, writers, performers and visual artists - Ike Mboneni Wangu Muila, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Anna Varney (always willing to do layout & design for us).  ...

q&a: Spier Poetry Exchange

Poetry Potion had the pleasant opportunity to pose some questions to Lorelle Viegi one of the curators of the 2008 Spier Poetry Exchange…   POETRY POTION:  What is the Spier Poetry Exchange? LORELLE VIEGI:  The event is a week long...

q&a: Mafika Gwala

[caption id="attachment_3889" align="alignleft" width="332"] image courtesy of Poetry Africa[/caption] Poetry Potion had the privilege of talking to a Soweto Poet, Mafika Gwala (who isn’t from Soweto).  He started writing in the sixties and published extensively with titles such as Jol'iinkomo (1977) and No...

q&a: Alhaji Papa Susso, Griot

Afrika’s tales, triumphs and failures are etched in our bodies, in our souls.  They ooze out of our pores in poetry, art, song, dance, music.  They are carved in our mothers’ and fathers’ wrinkles and calloused hands – untold.  They...