Busisiwe Veronica Mahlangu, author of #SurvivingLoss, will be giving her first keynote address at the Es’kia Colloquium, Wits University on the 3rd of July – We Need New Languages For our Trauma.
We couldn’t be more proud if we tried! Your voice, your story… YOU! matter so much Busisiwe! And we salute you!
Busisiwe Mahlangu to appear alongside Rosie Motene at Outie Bakery.
On 25 June 2019, on Jazzuary Fm, Myesha Jenkins will be chatting to Dr Danai Mupotsa, author of #feelingandugly, about life and poetry.
Please tune in from 13pm – 14pm to catch that conversation and share your thoughts with us on Twitter and FB, @impephop.
Catch Dr Sarah Godsell, #LiquidBones, and Busisiwe Mahlangu, #SurvivingLoss, at this here festival on Friday night!
It’s Gonna Be a Lituation Ya’ll!!!
Dr Beverly Palesa Ditsie, “Because you reside in a long lineage of leaders who believe that civil rights must begin as human rights. Because you have stared down threats to your own well-being in your commitment to social justice. Because you have blended artistry with activism in order to raise awareness and create social change… ”
We at impepho press would like to say THANK YOU! You deserve all your flowers! We are, because you have fought to make sure we can All be!
Dr Beverley Palesa Ditsie is a lesbian activist and filmmaker. She is co-founder of the gay rights organization, Gay and Lesbian Organisation of the Witwatersrand (GLOW) and is also the first person to address the United Nations regarding LGBT issues.
“I just did what I knew needed to be done. From the very first Pride march and absolutely everything else since then, I just do what feels needs to be done.” – Dr Beverly Palesa Ditsie
Listen to the in-depth interview 702’s Phemelo Motene below:
The Slowdown shared this link to listen to @busimahlangu_’s ‘Safe House’.
Poets are disrupting. Poking power in the eye and laughing at rules and borders.
“I, for one, have always been interested in telling African stories. And from there, I became obsessed with Africans owning African stories” – @Vangi22 from @impephop said in a recent interview with PEN SA.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/2WAedph
red cotton is a poetic canvas made out of a collection of experiences that define the lives of black women trying to survive what activist Wanelisa Xaba calls “post apartheid – apartheid” or the angst of being free only in words. Very little has changed in South Africa and it is black women who often bear the brunt.
A girl, a large plate,
Seven children each with spoons
Only she is left hungry.