Rage, Revolution and Rapture: “Voices Raised For Rights”| Online Pre-Book Launch
Right To Speak is a South-North Poetry & Human Rights Creative Exchange hosted by the Goethe Institut, in partnership with Hear My Voice NPO, the Centre for Creative Arts, the Stand Foundation, General Representation of Flanders, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Institut Francais Afrique du Sud. This project has enabled the development of an anthology, which the editor, Tracey Saunders, describes in the following way:
“The Right to Speak anthology is a collection of voices speaking out about their rage and their rapture. The poets lament about the failed state, violence, poverty and corruption but they also tell of the peace they find in their faith, the comfort that comes from family and the joy (and heartbreak) of love. These are the voices of our time, and as they claim their right to speak with such eloquence, we must do more than just listen.”
Tracey Saunders will facilitate a discussion between a handful of contributors to the anthology, which will include reflections on what was submitted for the anthology and their experience of publishing their poetry in this way. The anthology will officially be launched next year at the 26th Time of The Writer Festival.
Moderator: Tracey Saunders (Editor)
Contributing Poets: Frans Tauyatswala, Busisiwe Mahlangu, Linathi Makhanda, Mbali Malimela