Renowned South African author Miriam Masoli Tlali passed away on February 24 2017, aged 83. Born November 11 1933 in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Tlali was the first black South African woman to publish a novel in English within the country’s borders. She is best known for this work, first published as “Muriel at Metropolitan” in 1975.
When I heard that Kojo Baffoe was going to be hosting a Live Poetry Show on his popular Kaya FM radio talk show, Life With Kojo Baffoe, I just had to catch up with the lost poet!
An active participant in the Poetry/Spoken Word space from the time before it was cool or on TV and Radio and in Theaters, Kojo takes us through his journey and gets us amped for his show on Kaya FM this Thursday, 23rd February 2017.
I am writing to you concerning your request to publish my TEDx talk with the exclusion of my last poem “WATER”. The talk, which was filmed at the TEDxStellenbosch “Think. Experience. Discover Africa” event on 05 September 2015, consisted of three of my poems which were all selected to begin a dialogue around the event’s theme, and draw attention to a movement such as #LUISTER which was and should have been at the centre of the town’s focus and conversation (including the TEDx event).
With only a few hours before Mandisa “Poefficient” Vundla‘s appearance at the last show of the OUT THERE SESSIONS: POETRY AND JAZZ IN ORBIT for the year, we sat down […]
If all you care about are fees, I bid you to consider, please,
the way that you conduct yourself.
by Joanne Bolton
“We are bringing you the remains of your promises
Buried in the same graves as our hopes and futures
We have exhumed them to pay our everlasting respect
Mass séances we hide under protests
Tombstones erected in our hearts bleed”
On Wednesday 21 October
the sheriff came but the poet
was on leave so instead of fur
niture the poems were attached