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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

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Ghassan Kanafani Ghassan Kanafani was a refugee, a journalist, an editor and a political activist. He was murdered in Beirut by a bomb planted in his car by Israel’s Mossad spy agency on 8 July 1972.  He was 36 years

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Johannesburg in Poetry: A Call For Submissions

Does Joburg talk to you? Does Jozi shout at you? Does Egoli sing to you? Does Joeys swear at you? Do you love it or hate it enough to put your feelings into a poem? Have you already written a

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Correspondence between Madimetja “Kulturecool” Selepe and Deon-Simphiwe

18 Oct 2014   Dear Madimetja Thank you for submitting your poem to Botsotso. It is very exciting for us to see young people being as passionate about writing and their culture as you are. Please keep this up. You

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A Call for Submissions: Johannesburg in Poetry