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‘Healing’ poets up for Sol Plaatje Poetry Award
‘Healing’ poets up for Sol Plaatje Poetry Award
Three poems have been shortlisted from the more than 600 submitted for the 2016 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, popularly known as the Litfest, will take place at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, on October 8 and 9....
Africa, My Africa - what happened to ubuntu
Africa, My Africa - what happened to ubuntu
After the success of her poem Water, PEN SA Student Prize winner for 2016 Koleka Putuma pens a new poem Africa, My Africa - a...
14 stops to transformation
14 stops to transformation
STATIONS by Nick Mulgrew(David Philip)
Mountain
Mountain
The sun
The lived experience of the spoken word poet
The lived experience of the spoken word poet
In a piece entitled The Shifting Fortunes of a Performance Poet (published in the Chimurenga Chronic), Vonani Bila writes: “As...
The universe and poet Koleka Putuma are in negotiations
The universe and poet Koleka Putuma are in negotiations
This year marks the golden anniversary of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. They started five decades ago, with just six categories, says Melanie...
[Podcast]Extraordinary Life: Antjie Krog
[Podcast]Extraordinary Life: Antjie Krog
From publishing her first volume of poetry at age 17 to her coverage of the TRC hearings, poet and writer Antjie Krog is a remarkable South African.
Eminent global voices top Spier Poetry Festival line-up
Eminent global voices top Spier Poetry Festival line-up
Twelve international poets have arrived for the Spier Poetry Festival. Although widely applauded and heavily accoladed, most will be new to South...
My words want to be a part of it
My words want to be a part of it
Mutle Mothibe is a spoken-word artist from the Vaal, the crawling cousin to Johannesburg's sprinting pace. 
Poet pad is all the rage
Poet pad is all the rage
I am standing in the high-ceilinged front bedroom of 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in the Uplands area of Swansea, Wales's second-largest city, and I have...

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