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


Time of the Writer unveils authors and a challenging programme for its 19th edition

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Panashe Chigumadzi

THE authors headed to Durban of the 19th edition of Time of the Writer have been revealed by the Centre for Creative Arts t the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Ten writers from South Africa and Africa will meet for a week of stimulating literary dialogue and exchange of ideas. Audiences can engage with award-winning writers, from a variety of political and social contexts, on the creative and technical processes and perspectives which shape their writing. Continue reading