The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) in collaboration with the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) is proud to host the annual Youth Month Poetry Slam Competition 2021! The 2021 virtual competition is in commemoration of Youth Month.
Masai Sepuru is a visual and performing artist practising in numerous disciplines of the arts including writing, painting, set design, directing and performing. He has been crowned King Of The Mic multiple times in this prestigious competition held annually for poets. In his poem, ‘Sonless Fathers’, Masai highlights the struggles of absent fathers and the series of events which usually go untold. His performance at the Word N Sound Poetry League, Season 8 sees him becoming New Age Artistry’s #PoemOfTheMonthJune
Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility which they prune with a zeal that belies the fact that they are both over eighty.
Love Poems & Other Beautiful Lies is a collection of stories sewed together by beauty, pain, joy and sadness. Stories held together by love and sometimes loss.