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


Nakhane Toure to perform at the Poetry Africa finale

Nakhane Toure

Nakhane Toure

The 19th Poetry Africa international poetry festival, which begins on Monday, (October 12) will close on Saturday (October 17) with a festival finale with Nakhane Toure at the Rivertown Beerhall. The programme begins at 4 pm with the annual Poetry Africa Durban Slam Jam event where Durban slam poets will compete for the title of Poetry Africa Slam Jam champion. Continue reading