The festival was launched in 2011, the brainchild of founder and director Nonhlanhla Matshazi. We spoke to the brains behind Sanaa, ahead of this year’s festival, which will be at St Stithian’s Girls College from 26-28 May.
DAY 10: “Mother said, be careful of men like me
dark, tattooed and locked men like me.
But my father was a man like me,
so it seems, it seems my mother liked men like me.’ – Nii Parkes
DAY 9: “Your mother told you
that of all the tragic things you may suffer in this life,
your dark skin isn’t one of them.
There is nothing to mourn about black.” – Indigo Williams
DAY 8: “I would honour even the marks on your celestial body,
Because I understand, these aren’t scars,
these are hieroglyphs.” – Andrew Manyika
DAY 7: “Justice has been kidnapped in my country,
and no-one is willing to pay her ransom
Justice has been kidnapped.
Somebody please call the police.” – Efe Paul Azino
DAY 6: “Numbers count
Except those who count votes.” – Qabaniso Malewezi
DAY 5: “I dreamt that when we met you would hug me and shower me with love and long lost apologies. But that did not happen. You were ordinary. You could have been anyone’s father.” – Kat Francois