Africa Dlamini is a Spoken Word/Slam poet and author from Howick in the Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal.  Inspired primarily by his father’s storytelling, Africa’s writings are a reflection of personal struggles, frustrations and discontents, the confusions associated with the path of growth, and ultimately finding a way to make amends (with self and those around).

 

His exploration of the nature of man, of history, of the ever-looming social ills and all that time mocks us with, is evident in the social commentary prevalent in his writings. Africa has published a poetry chapbook titled “Shedding”, and has shared his work on prominent platforms around South Africa such as 19th Poetry Africa Festival, Current State of Poetry’s One on One National slam, Poet in A Suit, Cup ‘O Thought, and Tree of Poetry’s Music and Poetry shows, Give me Ten Mics, Uhuru Poetry Festival and Muted Lips: Psalms and Poetry In Motions’ Spoken Word eKasi Soweto.