25 years into democracy, internationally acclaimed poet Maishe Maponya takes a daring move with his provocative selection of poetry in his latest contribution “Da’s Kak In Die Land” – truth be told, to be launched at Sibikwa Arts Centre.
This event will begin with ‘The People’s Dialogues’, a conversation with Maishe on his motivation, poetry and topics including the role of the writer in society, freedom of expression, and social justice organizations as the voice and conscience of communities.
This engaging and insightful conversation and question-and-answer session, moderated by Andile Xaba, lecturer in the Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature at UNISA, will be followed by book signing, light snacks and entertainment by the Sibikwa Marimba Band.
The launch will end with a poetry performance by Maishe, supported by Sibikwa artists and musicians, bringing to life selected pieces published in the anthology. Maishe’s poetry serves as a warning to former apartheid rulers, a caution to the future leadership, and pays tribute to his Allah Poets compatriots, the late Ingoapele Madingoana and Matsemela Manaka.
The launch of this poetry anthology will be on Saturday 27 April 2019, 14:00 at Sibikwa Arts Centre, 13 Liverpool Road, Benoni. Free entrance to all. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.