Keorapetse Kgositsile

 
South Africa has a new Poet Laureate
South Africa has a new Poet Laureate
Author, poet, struggle stalwart and healer Mongane Wally Serote was announced as South Africa’s poet laureate at a South African Literary Awards...
​Discovering the world of Can Themba
​Discovering the world of Can Themba
Author and playwright Siphiwo Mahala asserts that many South Africans know of 1950s Drum generation writer Can Themba only as a journalist. With the exception of the play The Suit, the appreciation of his craft is usually limited to the selection of his writings...
[Video]Who was Bra Willie?
[Video]Who was Bra Willie?
Though he may be cemented in history as a poet first, Keorapetse Kgositsile was both political dissident and artist.
A song of constant beginnings
A song of constant beginnings
The poet’s biographer on how he brought together the African and diasporic traditions of resistance and art
And thus do I salute him
And thus do I salute him
It was a warm April day in New York City’s Upper West Side. I approached the door of a ground-floor flat, 310 West 87th Street, rang the bell and...
Snapshots of a living poem
Snapshots of a living poem
Some hours after ringing in the new year, I received a message from a friend. The poet and friend to many writers of my generation, Professor...
A poet laureate, a servant of the people
A poet laureate, a servant of the people
In 2005, after shopping the idea around for a decade, the Write Associates got government support to institutionalise the office of the poet...
Beauty in struggle
Beauty in struggle
Rhythm it is we
Younger poets mourn a master
Younger poets mourn a master
There are countless people in the South African poetry community whose careers have been nourished by the selfless light of the literary giant...
Unchained spirit of Bra Willie
Unchained spirit of Bra Willie
OBITUARY: KEORAPETSE KGOSITSILE 1938-2018
LitFest news: Keorapetse Kgositsile added to panel line-up
LitFest news: Keorapetse Kgositsile added to panel line-up
South Africa's Poet Laureate, Keorapetse Kgositsile, will be on the panel Cavafy, Seferis and South African poets (Session 7, Saturday 31...
The weight of the word
The weight of the word
Applause can kill a poet, said Lesego Rampolokeng. He recalled going to a poetry reading in Pretoria where every poem, whatever its merit, received...

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