Youth: Poets host anti-xeno session

2008-06-11 00:00

Young poets in Pietermaritzburg and Durban will be holding a Youth Day anti-xenophobia poetry session at the Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday June 14.

“We want to speak out strongly against this sickness that has affected our country,” said chief organiser of the event, Nkululeko Mdladla.

Mdladla, who matriculated at Wartburg Kirchdorf School at the end of 2007, has organised Saturday’s session with fellow poets here and in Durban.

“We all feel that we have to commit ourselves to fight against xenophobia and to be active in playing a role in our country’s future”.

“I think about what Martin Luther King Jnr said; ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter’.”

The session starts at 11.30 am and will last until 3 pm. It will be held upstairs in the Museum’s new Separate is not Equal gallery.

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