Live poetry to showcase African poets

2015-12-01 06:00

The world’s biggest online archive of pan-African poetry, Badilisha Poetry X-Change, will be hosting a live poetry event at Youngblood’s the Beautiful Life Building in Bree Street on Friday from 19:00.

The free event is a celebration of the end of the Badilisha road trip project – a trip into the African continent to meet and record the work of the poets who live and work here.

The Badilisha Poetry pan-African event will feature a host of award-winning, internationally acclaimed poets like TJ Dema from Botswana and South African living legend Prof Keorapatse Willie Kgositsile. Expect to also hear voices from Tanzania, Ethiopia and beyond.

The road trip project started in July and targeted eight African cities.

The main motivation for these travels was to actively grow the archive, but the exercise also provided Badilisha with insight into how the poetry scene functions in different parts of the continent. V Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a project of the Africa Centre. For more information visit www.africa­centre.net.

The world’s biggest online archive of pan-African poetry, Badilisha Poetry X-Change, will be hosting a live poetry event at Youngblood’s the Beautiful Life Building in Bree Street on Friday from 19:00.

The event is a celebration of the the Badilisha road trip project – a trip into the African continent to meet and record the work of poets.

The event will feature a host of award-winning, internationally acclaimed poets like TJ Dema from Botswana and South African living legend Prof Keorapatse Willie Kgositsile. Expect to also hear voices from Tanzania, Ethiopia and beyond.

The road trip project targeted eight African cities. The motivation for these travels was to actively grow the archive, but the exercise also provided Badilisha with insight into how the poetry scene functions elsewhere. V Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a project of the Africa Centre. For more information visit www.africa­centre.net.

The world’s biggest online archive of pan-African poetry, Badilisha Poetry X-Change, will be hosting a live poetry event at Youngblood’s the Beautiful Life Building in Bree Street on Friday from 19:00.

The free event is a celebration of the end of the Badilisha road trip – a trip into the African continent to meet and record the work of poets.

The Badilisha Poetry pan-African event will feature a host of award-winning, internationally acclaimed poets like TJ Dema from Botswana and South African living legend Prof Keorapatse Willie Kgositsile. Expect to also hear voices from Tanzania, Ethiopia and beyond.

The road trip project started in July and targeted eight African cities.

The main motivation for these travels was to actively grow the archive, but the exercise also provided Badilisha with insight into how the poetry scene functions in different parts of the continent. V Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a project of the Africa Centre. For more information visit www.africa­centre.net.

The world’s biggest online archive of pan-African poetry, Badilisha Poetry X-Change, will be hosting a live poetry event at Youngblood’s the Beautiful Life Building in Bree Street on Friday from 19:00.

The free event is a celebration of the end of the Badilisha road trip project – a trip into the African continent to meet and record the work of poets.

The Badilisha Poetry pan-African event will feature a host of award-winning, internationally acclaimed poets like TJ Dema from Botswana and South African living legend Prof Keorapatse Willie Kgositsile. Expect to also hear voices from Tanzania, Ethiopia and beyond.

The road trip project started in July and targeted eight African cities.

The main motivation for these travels was to actively grow the archive, but the exercise also provided Badilisha with insight into how the poetry scene functions in different parts of the continent. V Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a project of the Africa Centre. For more information visit www.africa­centre.net.

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