Botsotso Catalogue


Since our first publication WE JIVE LIKE THIS (poems by the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group) in 1996, we have published several dozen books – numerous editions of the Botsotso literary journal, other anthologies and individual collections of poetry, fiction and drama as well as commissioned work by social activist organizations and educational institutions.

Copies of the books listed may be ordered direct from us:

A charge for postage will be added to the cost.

Banking details are as follows:

Name of account: BOTSOTSO
Branch code: 191605
Account number: 1916 081142


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Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such an impact. Thereafter, she was indefatigable in organising and strengthening poetry platforms on radio and for live performance/readings. Myesha’s work was included in two Botsotso productions – the anthology Isis X and the recording Roots and Branches. Her spirit as a politically conscious, jazz-loving artist lives on and is well expressed in her seminal poem Autobiography which was included in both these projects.

Click here to read Autobiography, a poem by Myesha Jenkins.

A Call for Submissions: Johannesburg in Poetry