Africa Dlamini is a Slam/Spoken Word poet from Howick, Pietermaritzburg. Evident in the body of his work he regards himself as a Pan-Africanist. However his writing is primarily influenced by his father’s stories and journeys, and the ordinary stories of African landscapes of the current times.


Africa has shared his work in stages of prominent shows in Pietermaritzburg and Durban such as Give me Ten Mics Vol. 10, Cup O’ Thought, Tree of Poetry’s Music and Poetry shows, Tree of Poetry and Keen artists’ PMB & DBN collision, and Poet in a Suit. Africa was named man of the slam in the

Current State of Poetry University Slam Competition (representing UKZN).

Africa is also one of six members of a Spoken Word collective known as Sonnet of Poets as part of the group they have performed in, Give me Ten Mics, Uhuru Poetry Festival, Muted Lips: Psalms and Poetry in Motions’ Spoken Word eKasi in Johannesburg.