The Word N Sound Live Literature Company takes great pleasure in announcing our new partnership with Independent Newspapers’ new weekly publication African Independent.
On Friday 02 October 2015, African Independent will publish the first monthly Poetry Page curated by The Word N Sound Live Literature Company, dedicated to the African Poetry landscape.
African Independent is a pioneering multimedia platform that seeks to change the narrative on and about the African Content, while The Word N Sound Live Literature Company has a multi focal approach to literature and spoken word development, and produces various events, festivals and collaborative projects and has one of the largest digital footprints and profiles on the African Continent.
With our core objectives to:
-develop and promote literature, poetry and spoken word on the continent and mainstream its role in social development.
– improve economic and other development opportunities for African Literary Practitioners Continentally and globally through mutually beneficial partnerships, thereby ensuring the sustainability of the sector.
– promote, develop and make accessible the rich and diverse traditions of all African literatures in written and oral forms.
– ultimately affirm and promote the rich and diverse expression of African Cultures.
“Based on the strong synergy between our core objectives and African Independents’ focus on in-depth analysis of current African business and economic developments, lifestyle, sport and entertainment, and the papers’ print and digital footprint, we felt that it was a no brainer to partner with African Independent to celebrate and bring its readers across the continent the latest from contemporary practitioners of one of the Continents oldest traditions.” says Ayob Vania, Head of Content and Multimedia at Word N Sound.
The Poetry Page will feature Columns/Op-Ed pieces, interviews with African Writers and Poets, Literary Reviews, a gig guide and featured poems by contemporary poets from the Diaspora. In the first edition you can look forward to a write up on Poetry Africa (SA), The Shoko Festival (Zim), a book review of ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ by Vuyelwa Maluleke (SA) and a poem by Warsan Shire (UK/Ken/Som).