Live poetry Friday

2015-12-03 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 4 December 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 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, Professor Keorapatse Willie Kgositsile. Expect to also hear voices from Tanzania, Ethiopia and beyond.

The #BPXRoadTrip started in July 2015 targeting eight African cities.

The main motive of these travels was to actively grow the archive, but the exercise also provided Badilisha with insight into how the poetry scene functioned in different parts of the continent.

Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a project of the Africa Centre, for more information visit

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