Poetry Africa 2018

Particpating poets, Poetry Africa 2018
Particpating poets, Poetry Africa 2018

We didn’t manage to squeeze it in at the time, but it would be remiss of us if we failed to bring you the highlights of this year’s Poetry Africa which took place earlier this month!

For the first time the festival included isiZulu praise poetry as one of its categories, with the 22nd edition of the festival focusing on women’s voices and the gender debate. Slam poetry, which has a rapidly growing audience, also featured heavily in the line-up, which included poets from South Africa and the African continent, as well as acclaimed authors from abroad.

Click here to see the full programme as curated by Siphindile Hlongwa. Maybe you missed this year’s festival, but when you see the fantastic line-up we’re certain you’ll be tempted to attend Poetry Africa 2019!

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