Sindiswa Zulu

Sindiswa Zulu

SINDISWA LADY-AFRIKA ZULU  is a poet, author, show organiser and public speaker on subjects such as Black Consciousness, Literature and Feminism. Africa inspires her and she tells stories of women struggles and about social, economic and political challenges which she believes can be overcome. She was a junior writer at

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Sibongile Fisher

SIBONGILE FISHER is a writer based in South Africa. Her short story A Door Ajar won the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize, was shortlisted for the 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Prize and the 2018 Nommo Awards. She won the 2018 Brittle Paper Literary Award for Creative non-fiction for her

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Sarah Godsell

SARAH GODSELL is a historian, poet, healer, mother, and activist.. She lectures History at the Wits School of Education, where she is privileged to work with the next generations of brilliant students who will be South Africa’s teachers. She obtained her PhD in History in 2015 from the University of

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Safia Elhillo

SAFIA ELHILLO is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and an Arab American Book Award. She also wrote Girls That Never Die (One World/Random House, 2021) and the novel in verse Home is not a

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Ostap Slyvynski

Ostap Slyvynsky is a Ukrainian poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic. He authored five books of poetry. His poetry collections were published in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, and Russia. He translates fiction and non-fiction from Polish, English, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Belarusian, and Russian into Ukrainian. Among the authors that he has

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Nnane Ntube

NNANE NTUBE was born in Kumba, South West region of Cameroon. She is a bilingual teacher (French and English), poet,  performer, literary activist, peace advocate, mentor and author of Litany of a Foreign Wife (Spears Media Press,  2020). Nnane Ntube believes in the power of poetry to change mindsets and

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Nikki Giovani

NIKKI GIOVANNI is one of America’s most widely read poets and one of the most renowned poets worldwide. Her poem, Knoxville, Tennessee, is arguably the single literary work most often associated with that city. She enrolled as an early entrant at Fisk University, where her grandfather had graduated but was

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Natalia Molebatsi

Natalia Molebatsi is a pan-African feminist and poet, writer, MC and recording artist. Her cds include Natalia Molebatsi & the Soul Making (2015) and Come As You Are: Poems for Four Strings (2013).She is the editor of We are: A Poetry Anthology (Penguinbooks, 2008) and Wild Imperfections: An Anthology of Womanist Poems (forthcoming from Penguin Random House and

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Moses Seletisha

MOSES SELETISHA is a multi-award-winning Sepedi writer and performance poet from Ga-Matlala, ‘a Rakgoadi in Limpopo Province but is currently a resident in Witbank, Mpumalanga. His area of interest is African languages and its social context. He has been performing on stages around South Africa, where he earned himself respect

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Menzi Sibiya

MENZI SIBIYA discovered his love for poetry, reading, and writing in 2007 while studying in Pietermaritzburg. At the time, he was hindered by immense self-doubt and he only started sharing his work in 2010 during the weekly poetry sessions at the Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg. These poetry sessions helped

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