Preview: 2020 Poetry Africa, digital festival- presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu-Natal
✔ Dates: October 12 to 17, 2020
✔ Cost: No charge. Free admission
✔ Platforms: www.facebook.com/poetryafrica and Zoom- details on Facebook Poetry Africa
During Covid-19, Poetry Africa is going digital for its 24th edition. The festival is presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu-Natal.
South African line-up includes- award-winning Koleka Putuma; 2019 Poetry Africa Slam Jam winner Tory Saint, actor; writer and performer Nomakhwezi Becker; Nongoma-based Menzi Sibiya, the internationally renowned Natalia Molebatsi; actress, writer and performance poet Lebo Mashile; academic and poet Makhosazana Xaba and poet and social philosopher Athol Williams.
International line-up includes novelist and poet Chris Abani (US); Nikki Giovanni (US); Nigerian born, London based poet, playwright; performer, educator and lawyer Tolu Agbelusi; UK-based South Africa born percussionist, composer, educationalist and animateur [using music] and poet Eugene Skeef; award-winning poet Safia Elhillo (Sudan, based in the US); Catalan poet Maria Sevilla; Ostap Slyvysnki (Ukraine); Lisette Maneza from Rwanda [resident in Belgium]; Feling Capela (Mozambique) and Nnane Ntube (Cameroon).
Others in the South African cohort- Moses Seletisha, Maneo Mohale, Diana Ferrus, Masai Sepuru, Sarah Godsell, Sindiswa Zulu, Thando Fuze and Sibongile Fisher.
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