Book Launch #Hashtag Poetry In collaboration with UKZN Press
In collaboration with UKZN Press
Host: Ongezwa Mbele
Panel: Siphindile Hlongwa, Tracey Saunders, Lebo Mashile, Natalia Molebatsi, Page Ngwenya
The hashtag has become the loudhailer of the 21st century. Its ability to gather voices and often bodies into a space of unified action for a cause or against injustice is unprecedented. Local causes become global movements; individual deaths galvanise multiple voices and the clarion call travels at the speed of the fastest data connection.
This collection is a reminder that poets and wordsmiths may seed social justice in hashtags and slogans but it is all of us who are called to reap the harvest in action and with deeds.