Black Boots is an eight-part poem that reflects on the Nigerian LGBTQ community, delineating the closeted lives of queer individuals in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, Catherine Rudolph and four other homegrown artists share odes to the city of Cape Town.
Nicola Robin, Kopano Maroga, Banele Khoza, Brett Charles Seiler, Ilze Wessels, Lindsey Raymond and Tarryn Hatchett share what being in love looks and feels like to them.
Acclaimed performance poet Mandi ‘Poefficient’ Vundla talks self-love, feminism and using words to address gender-based violence.
Chaze Matakala speaks to Koleka Putuma, author of Collective Amnesia, who provides us with a poetic offering to soothe the inability to speak about memory.
Valeria Geselev interviews Nokulunga Zondo, a nurse who wrote a poem that inspired a traveling group exhibition. What started with her frustration with the South African peculiar custom of white curtains, reveals the power of art as social commentary.
Poet Francine Simon on mixed cultural influences, the perception of poetry and her debut collection, ‘Thungachi’.
Nick Mulgrew isn’t just a man of many words, he’s also actively changing the local literary landscape.
Bringing her writing into the realms of academia, activism, and poetry, Nova hopes to write a more inclusive story for this generation’s history books.
Maya ‘The Poet’ Wegerif lets her heartache and joy loose through written and spoken word poetry.