Robert Berold ~ Day 22 of Day 25 of 21 Days. 21 Poets.‬

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Robert is the publisher of Deep South books and the author of four poetry collections:

The Door to the River (1984, Bateleur Press)

The Fires of the Dead (1989, The Carrefour Press)

Rain Across a Paper Field (1999, Gecko Poetry/UKZN Press)

All the Days (2008, Deep South)

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vangile gantsho ~ 21 Days. 21 Poets.‬

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vangile is the author or two poetry collections:

Undressing in front of the Window (2015)

red cotton (2018)

red cotton is available from impepho press and African Books Collective. Undressing in front of the Window is available directly from vangile (

Please support vangile by buying her work and following her on social media:

@vangi22 (Instagram and Twitter)

vangile gantsho (Facebook)

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Mak Manaka ~ 21 Days. 21 Poets.‬

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Please support Mak by buying his books:

If Only (2003)

InTime (2009)

Flowers of a Broken Smile(2016)

Oncoming Traffic (2018)

available directly through him. email him on

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Mak Manaka (Facebook page)

@MakManaka (Twitter)

Mak_manaka (Instagram)

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Malika Ndlovu ~ 21 Days. 21 Poets

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Malika is curator and presenter of Badilisha Poetry the first ever Africa – focused poetry podcasting platform

Right Here At Home – 21 Day SA Lockdown applied poetry initiative via

Malika’s Poetry Loom on Facebook :

Website :

Purchase : Invisible Earthquake : A Woman’s Journal Through Stillbirth via WhatsApp: +27(0)741867931


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Makhosazana Xaba ~ 21 Days. 21 Poets.

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Please support Makhosazana by buying her books:


These hands – Modjaji Books

Tongues of their Mothers – UKZN PRESS.

The Alkalinity of Bottled Water – Botsotso

Short stories

Running and other stories – Modjaji Books

Edited works

Our Words, Our Worlds – UKZN PRESS

Available from Exclusive Books, directly from the publishers and African Books Collective.

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