This month’s #PoemOfTheMonth is an inspirational story of a love that has stood the test of time, overcoming a nations history of racial segregation and supression. Torsten Tebogo Rybka, known on stage as Clear is a South African poet from Ga Rankuwa, Pretoria. His poem ‘Against All Odds’ is one inspired by events his parents had to endure during the apartheid era.
Words have power. They can destroy and create. While some use them for selfish reasons to get ahead in life, others find ways to make them a source of inspiration to bring light to the world. Our recent feature for Artist Of The Month is a wordsmith who likes to unlock realms of everyday experiences to bring us stories through her poetry & literary works.
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.
The twins take to their sunset poetry series “Yamoria Sunsets” with a piece that navigates the mind of a victim of gender based voilence. A topic that has echoed throughout our country for years, we’re reminded of the mental maze of apologies our women have to wander around to please an abusive man so they can live to see another day.