impepho press brought you so many beautiful poems this year. this is how we continue to survive this time of breathlessness… through poetry

#InPoetryWeHope a Virtual World Poetry Day

Women of Words Festival (day 1)

Women of Words Festival (day 2)

And don’t forget to check out our Youtube page  for the 21 Days 21 Poets (make that over 40 poets) Lockdown companion…Yep! 

Stay Safe! 

Sarah Godsell at Poetry Africa!

#PoetryAfrica2020 #MeetThePoets

Sarah Godsell (@sdgodsell) is a historian, poet, healer, mother, and activist.. She lectures History at the Wits School of Education, where she is privileged to work with the next generations of brilliant students who will be South Africa’s teachers. She obtained her PhD in History in 2015 from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has two volumes of poetry published: Seaweed Sky (2016) by Poetree Publications, and Liquid Bones (2018) by impepho press. She is co-chair of the Wits School of Education transformation committee, and co-champion of the WSoE decolonisation research garden. She believes in collectively building a better world, and though often pulled down, constantly chooses up.

Catch her on Wednesday the 14th of Oct 2020 – 7pm at this year’s 24th edition of Poetry Africa.

#poetryafrica2020 #poetry4socialchange

Busisiwe Mahlangu on BBC!

Busisiwe Mahlangu says:

It’s so crazy that last night I was “performing” in London! On BBC even!!

My reading was prerecorded. I was listening to myself in disbelief that my voice is playing from a studio somewhere in the UK. Like, I am in Mamelodi but also in a way I was in London 😭

Thank you so much to Salma for inviting me to her show. This brings back memories of Lagos when we met at Lipfest last year ❤

Bodies Under Siege with vangile gantsho at Hear My Voice

Stream for free here at 5pm today:


or here: https://bokmassan.se/programs/bodies-under-siege-spoken-word-musik-fran-sydafrika

This is one for the history books.

Thank you so much to the following entities for making this production possible Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria, Olof Palme International Center, The South African State Theatre, Ramus, National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), Rum för poesi på Bokmässan Play, Bokmässan Göteborg

Source: Hear My Voice