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Remembering Keorapetse Kgositsile 1938-2018

South African poet laureate, political activist and academic Keorapetse "Bra Willie" Kgositsile passed away on 3 January 2018 after a short illness. He was...

31 books every South African should read

Looking for deeper insight into South Africa? Here are snap reviews of classic South African reads, covering a wide range of books from non-fiction,...

Women of excellence: Bulelwa Basse, poet who plays her part

Bulelwa Basse is the founder of Lyrical Base Projects, an arts and culture organisation that works with writers from diverse marginalised communities to uplift and increase their capacity in creative writing, poetry and the performing arts.

Bulelwa Basse: Highlighting women’s strengths through poetry

Bulelwa BasseThrough her organisation the Lyrical Base Project, poet Bulelwa Basse empowers and motivates women, helping to uplift poor communities and invest in their artistic expression through creative writing, poetry and performing arts.

Tinariwen sings the story of the vanishing Tuareg

The African-influenced, bluesy rock music of the band of tribesmen is born out of nostalgia. It is music that refuses to allow a culture to fade into the shadows – all sung in the extraordinary poetry of the Tamasheq language. But it is also a voice of the anger and hope of a generation of youngsters forged in the desert.

Festival of poetry and art, wine farms and music

International and local poets will gather at Spier Wine Estate in the lush Stellenbosch valley outside Cape Town for discussions, translations, readings and master classes. The Dancing in Other Words / Die Dansende Digtersfees International Poetry Festival promises to inspire.

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