Poetry Africa: focus on women poets

Poetry Africa 2019

Maritzburg’s Luleka Mhlanzi will be performing at Poetry Africa.

MARITZBURG’S Luleka Mhlanzi — a performance poet, actress, creative writer and a youth activist — is among 16 South African and international poets heading to the 23rd Poetry Africa in Durban from October 7 to 12.

Hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), the festival will be taking place at venues and schools around Durban, with the opening night and evening sessions at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN’s Howard College campus. Continue reading


Feast of offerings from around the world at Poetry Africa 2016


Don Mattera will be taking part in the Poetry Africa Festival in Durban.

A FEAST of poetic offerings from Africa and the world will be showcased at this year’s 20th Poetry Africa International Festival, which runs from October 10 to 15.

Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s College of Humanities, this year’s festival will pay tribute to the 200th anniversary of the conception of the Zulu kingdom. Continue reading

Voices from around the world to attend Durban’s Poetry Africa



Professor Mazisi Kunene. Photo: Kunene Foundation

THE Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), within the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s College of Humanities will host the 20th Poetry Africa International Festival from October 10 to 15.

Arguably the largest and longest-running poetry festival in Africa, Poetry Africa has, over the years, hosted a wide variety of internationally-acclaimed poetic voices from all over the world. Continue reading