Thabiso Mohare

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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Hector Kunene

HECTOR S KUNENE first journeyed into poetry at the young age of 16 and immediately his love for his art emerged. It was his love for poetry that saw one of his first poems Bloody Corpuscles published in the Sunday Times. Hector later moved to Bloemfontein where he pursued his

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Melsi Van Rooyen

My name is Melsie Sindile van Rooyen. 37 years of of age and coloured. I arise from the Mpumalanga province in which the sun rises. In a small town called Hazyview. I am a Scribbler of emotions in words, though I prefer to call myself a free writer. I am

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Suzan Skhosana

SUZAN SKHOSANA is a self-taught and internationally award winning historian, storyteller, performance poet and musician who has devoted her life to indigenous music and vocal expression especially through Setswana poetry. She is a founding member of Raencho Arts Education Ensemble NPC, and Afrosue Education & Arts ensemble Pty (Ltd) Arts

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Thando Fuze

THANDO FUZE is a Durban-based contemporary spoken word artist, writer, founder of SHEfted MInds, arts events coordinator and director at FuzeArtCo.  Groomed under the guidance and mentorship of Dr Gcina Mhlophe, Fuze is one of a few prominent voices in Durban who continually redefines themselves, the state of poetry and

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Rethabile Malibeli

RETHABILE MOLIBELI , affectionately known as & Ms Faith, is a storyteller, musician and a motivational speaker.  Originating from Kutlwanong in Odendaalsrus, a small township in the province of the Free State the 32 year old Rethabile who is a wife and mother of one is currently based in Bloemfontein.

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Poet Asa

POET ASA ( Buzani Dube / Poet Asa-Phenomenon 1704) has been writing and reciting poetry since 1996. Throughout these years, his oratory talent has allowed him to become the man that he is today. He is an award winner, multi Poetry Slam Champion, social commentator, mantra writer and performer. He

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Lisette Ma Neza

LISETTE MA NEZA is known for her sharp pen and sweet voice. In her mix of poetry and music she searches for her own identity, her gender, her history and place in the world. In 2017 she became the first woman and the first person of colour and the first

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Tolu Agbelusi

TOLU AGBELUSI is a Nigerian born, London based poet, playwright, performer, educator and lawyer. Her work addresses the unperformed self, womanhood and the art of living.  A Calalloo Fellow, she is published internationally in journals and anthologies including Aké Review, Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry Anthology (Peepal Tree Press), Pittsburgh

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Tory Saint

TORY SAINT (born Kwanele Nyembe) is a Ladysmith born and Durban based poet, writer, actor and dancer. He views these various artforms as a kaleidoscope by which he sees the different colours of his being. He uses poetry to navigate his internal, emotional and mental well-being in relation to the

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