Poetry Africa is an international festival that takes place annually in Durban, South Africa. It’s now in its 14th year. Two months ago (October 4-9), 20 poets from 12 countries – including South Africa, Jamaica, Palestine, Australia, India, Uruguay, Italy and Senegal – performed their poetry. Associated events were held in Cape Town, Harare (Zimbabwe) and Blantyre (Malawi).
Here are three of the South African poets who participated:
|Gcina Mhlope / Photo courtesy Poetry Africa|
|Pitika Ntuli / Photo courtesy Poetry Africa|
|Lebo Mashile / Photo courtesy http://www.lebomashile.com/fanclub/|
Here's a performance by Lebo Mashile earlier this year:
Lebo Mashile - Poet/ Writer/Producer from Thabo Thindi on Vimeo.
The Poetry Africa Festival is organised by the University of Kwazulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts. The Centre also hosts the Time of the Writer festival, the Durban International Film Festival, and the Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival.