Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award

The annual award, supported by the European Union, is now in its fifth year. Named after Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876– 1932), it recognises the life and vision of this highly respected political and social activist. As in previous years, Volume V of the series will anthologise the three shortlisted poems along with some 60 other poems on the longlist, which are written in an assortment of South African languages, including English, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Sesotho, Xitsonga and isiZulu.

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Poetry Africa Theatre Showcase

Poetry Africa in partnership with the DUT drama department presents a theatre showcase on Saturday 17 October at the DUT Courtyard Theatre from 11:00 – 15:00.

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Poetry Africa Durban Poets

The Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) is very proud to note that the 19th edition of Poetry Africa will feature 9 homegrown Durban poets in this year’s 24 strong lineup.

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