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Review: Biodun Olumuyiwa’s ‘In a Journey of Dreams’ is both timely and timeless

Biodun Olumuyiwa has been writing since the late 1980s, but has only recently published his debut poetry collection

Linton Kwesi Johnson gave poetry back to the people

The 2020 winner of the PEN Pinter Prize, LKJ’s poetry puts the ignominy and hardship of the black experience in Britain front and centre in words that echo across the decades

Review: Macingwanes’s salutations to the cosmos

Pleiades: Isilimela, the latest poetry collection by Vusi Mchunu — who writes under his clan name, Macingwane — is a deeply personal meditation

South Africa’s poets write of our new struggle for freedom

Today’s battle is for economic and social freedom, in particular women’s freedom from violence

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The Portfolio: Lidudumalingani

"At the heart of my work is what I choose to leave out. This is physically illustrated in framing a photograph."

A life of poetic activism

Sandile Dikeni was a writer who continuously confronted what it means to be South African

The Portfolio: Khulile Nxumal

"Writing poetry requires you to reach a level of clarity and enjoyment of your voice."

Creating poetry out of violence

Maneo Mohale speaks about the silence around queer sexual abuse and how she creates beauty

Quilled or typed, it’s writ

If we are not thinking of a quill, when we say someone has “penned” a book, are we thinking of a standard ballpoint pen?

Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song

The poet and urban planner was killed earlier this month. His friend and mentor Vonani Bila reflects on and honours the life of Moses Metileni

Good, evil and poetry in between the stories

The Cosmic Destiny is about good versus evil, love versus hate, freedom versus bondage, peace versus war and silence versus noise.​

Activist poets on the frontline

Meet the Kenyan wordsmiths who use their voices to advocate for change

PODCAST: Bowie the poet

I​n this episode we meet Anthero Bowie, a former gang member who is out of prison and trying to reinvent himself as a poet

For Winnie

Milisuthando Bongela attempts to put into words who it was that has died

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