Poetry Africa at Rivertown

The Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) is excited to announce a move to a new venue for the 18th Poetry Africa festival finale. This year, the Rivertown Beerhall Gallery, a satellite of the Durban Art Gallery will play host to an exciting festival programme consisting of workshops, open mic performances, book launches; as well as musical and poetry performances, including the finale performance from South African music veteran Hip Hop Pantsula.

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Poetry Africa 2014

The Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) is excited to announce the main line up for the 18th Poetry Africa festival which takes place on 13-18th October at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and numerous other venues in and around Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. Twenty-four poets and spoken word artists from twelve countries will meet in Durban to celebrate a diverse mix of traditions in oratory and storytelling.

The 18th Poetry Africa festival will feature the following poets:

Mak Manaka (South Africa), Makhafula Vilakazi (South Africa), Kyle Steven Allan (South Africa), Page Ngwenya (South Africa), Quaz Roodt (South Africa), Thuli Zuma (South Africa), Croc E Moses (South Africa), Nakanjani Sibiya (South Africa), Sithembiso Khwela (South Africa), Napo Masheane  (South Africa), Vangile Gantsho  (South Africa), Raya Wambui (Kenya), Q.Malewezi  (Malawi), Black Pearl  (Zimbabwe), Lydol (Cameroon), Stone Karim Mohamed (Cameroon), Aziz Siten'k  (Mali), Dagga Tolar (Nigeria), Ombr Blanche (Burkina Faso), Féling Capela (Mozambique), Bee Joe (Ivory Coast), Seleshe Demessae (Ethiopia), Akeem Lasisi (Nigeria) and Buddy Wakefield (USA).

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Poetry Africa Poetry Competition

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the City of Durban and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Arts and Culture, calls out to students to submit poems as part of the 18th POETRY AFRICA Schools Competition.

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