Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers writes, performs and lectures in Creative Writing at Wits University, Johannesburg. Her poetry collections Taller than buildings (2006) and The everyday wife (2010, winner of the South African Literary Prize in 2011), and ice- cream headache in my bone (2017).She co-edited The Poems of Keorapetse Kgositsile

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Malika Ndlovu

MALIKA NDLOVU ‘s words and productions have appeared on pages and stages across South Africa, in Austria, Uganda, USA, UK, Holland, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Ethiopia, India and the Philippines. As a poet, playwright, performer and arts administrator Malika’s contribution to South African arts and culture, via writing groups, numerous workshops ,

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Cross-Genre Collaboration: Dance & Poetry

Digging: The Fluidity of Language in a Digital Collaborative Experience of Choreopoems Advocating for Social Change Dr. Lliane Loots Facilitator About MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi Host Poets South Africa Sibongile Fisher SIBONGILE FISHER is a writer based in South Africa. Her short story A Door Ajar won the 2016 Short Story…More…

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Lebo Mashile

An award-winning writer, performer, producer, actress and activist, Lebo Mashile is a South African household name who is most recognizable for her lyrical and gutsy poetry which has captivated audiences in 28 ountries worldwide. Mashile is a sought after social and political commentator, speaker, and master of ceremonies whose infectious

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Poetry for Social Change Programme 3: Women

About Lebo Mashile Host Poets South Africa Rethabile Malibeli RETHABILE MOLIBELI , affectionately known as & Ms Faith, is a storyteller, musician and a motivational speaker.  Originating from Kutlwanong…More… South Africa Sarah Godsell SARAH GODSELL is a historian, poet, healer, mother, and activist.. She lectures History at the Wits School

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Thabiso Mohare

Thabiso ‘Afurakan’ Mohare is a Johannesburg based Spoken Word Artist, Arts Entrepreneur,  award-winning Copywriter, Arts Projects Manager and Communications Strategist. He is the co-founder of the African Youth Literature Institute and the Word N Sound Live Literature Movement – a development project promoting innovation and excellence in writing and performance.

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Toni Giselle Stuart

Toni Giselle Stuart is a South African poet, performer and spoken word educator. Her work is widely published in anthologies, journals and non-fiction books locally and abroad. Her work includes Krotoa-Eva’s Suite – a cape jazz poem in three movements – a poetry collection that re-imagines the story of Krotoa-Eva through her own

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Nakanjani Sibiya

Nakanjani G. Sibiya was born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal. He has authored several volumes of short stories, novels, dramas and co-authored or edited numerous anthologies of short stories and poetry. He has won awards for almost all his literary works; including the prestigious M-Net Book Prize for his debut novel, Kuxolelwa

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Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho, BA Creative Writing (left with two modules) Unisa, is an editor, proofreader and writer. He is an award-winning prolific author who writes in English and Tshivenḓa. His love for literature has had him read and recite his prose and poetry in several book festivals, schools, prisons, refugee

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Open Mic

The Poetry Africa Open Mic programme is an open platform to new and aspirant poets to test their work in front of an audience. This year’s Open Mic call for poets was online; and unpublished poets were invited to submit in any South African official language. A selection of poems

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