06 July, 2009

It's all about the words

I have just been sitting listening to some of the deepest Xhosa poetry I have heard in a long time. In classic African style, many of the performances were unprepared and uncensored but that was truly the magical part of it. The true beauty of poetry lies in its spontaneity.

This is a small taste of a wonderful hour of incredible poetry.

The Eastern Cape MEC for Arts and Culture Xolisa Tom opened proceedings and the Vice Chancellor Saleem Badat gave the welcoming speech.

Chwayitisa Nandisa Futshane-FJP

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