Masai Sepuru

Masai Sepuru

MASAI SEPURU is a visual and a performing artist practising in numerous disciplines of the arts Including writing, painting, set design, directing and performing. He has won two of the biggest slams in the country back to back (Tshwane Speak out Loud and WordnSound) making him the only poet to

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Maria Sevilla

MARIA SEVILLA PARIS was born in Badalona, in the suburbs of Barcelona (Catalonia), in 1990. She studied Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona and she is doing a PhD about the only novel that Maria-Mercè Marçal (one of the most important Catalan writers of the twentieth century) wrote: The

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Maneo Mohale

MANEO REFILOE MOHALE is a South African editor, feminist writer a poet whose work has appeared in various local and international publications, including Jalada, Prufrock, The Beautiful Project, The Mail & Guardian, spectrum.za, and others. Maneo has served as a contributing editor for The New York Times and i-D, among

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Makhosazana Xaba

Makhosazana Xaba is an anthologist, essayist, poet and writer of short stories. She has published three collections of poetry, These hands, Tongues of their Mothers and The Alkalinity of bottled water. Forthcoming is The Art of Waiting for Tales,ct due for release in 2021. Her poetry has been anthologised widely

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Lebogang Mashile

LEBOGANG MASHILE is a celebrated and award-winning writer, presenter, actress and activist. She is a South African household name who is recognised for her lyrical and gutsy poetry which has captivated audiences in over 28 countries. Mashile is a sought after social and political commentator, speaker, and master of ceremonies

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Koleka Putuma

KOLEKA PUTUMA is an award-winning poet, playwright and theatre director. She is the Featured Poet of the 2020 Poetry Africa festival. She is the Founder and Director of Manyano Media, a multidisciplinary creative company that produces and champions the work and stories of black queer artists and queer life. Koleka

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Khwezi Becker

KHWEZI BECKER was born in Johannesburg, RSA, to an artistic South African – German couple. She is fluent in English, German and Zulu. Her ability to use language was nurtured from an early age. Becker first acted in a children’s television show called Creature Club in about 2006 on National

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Feling Capella

FÉLING CAPELA was born on October 29, 1981 in Mozambique. His childhood is linked to the arts and letters. He is a marginal, rebellious poet, an incessant fighter for the freedoms of African peoples. He studied Mozambican literature, investigative journalism and photojournalism. He is one of the most influential producers

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Eugene Skeef

Eugene Skeef is a South African percussionist, composer, poet, educationalist and animateu. He also works in conflict resolution, acts as a consultant on cultural development, teaches creative leadership and is a broadcaster. In 2003 he founded Umoya Creations, a charity set up to facilitate this international work. As a young

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Diana Ferrus

DIANA FERRUS is a writer, poet, storyteller and a creative writing workshop facilitator. Her work was published in various collections, and some serve as prescribed texts for high school learners. She visits different schools as part of the Stellenbosch University WOW project that speaks to learners about their prescribed poems.

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