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Poetry Africa 2020 Presents Phenomenal Line-Up For Virtual Festival

For the 24th consecutive year, the Poetry Africa festival, presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu-Natal from 12 to 17 October 2020, sets the stage for poetry from South Africa and around the world. It promises...

On Conjunctions (Asyndeton, Syndeton, and Polysydeton) by Vus’umuzi Phakathi

In the basics of Grammar we find an intimate relationship, within the parts of speech, between the Conjunction and the Punctuation. The understanding of this relationship, looking into which to use, where to place it, when to omit it, when...

Blood on the Wall by Sarah Godsell

[tabby title="Poem"] My pussy smellson my periodLike she wants to announce to thewhole damn worldmy failures of fertility and another monthwhere she may still attract life like she wants to invite morefingers inside her to explore herwalls and wonders and...

Whose Laureate is it anyway?

The announcement of Prof Mongane Wally Serote as South Africa’s 3rd Poet Laureate has drawn a weird mixture of both praise and ire from poets and some in the literary world. To say the decision to have Ntate Serote as...

31 Poetry Collections that you should probably read.

“So many books, so little time”-Frank Zapa Lovers of poetry have been spoiled for choice lately. So many brilliant and diverse Poets are actively contributing to the South African and African literary canon. Poets are bending and breaking language, reshaping...