Poetry Africa

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Country and Region South AfricaKwaZulu-Natal
Type of Festival Literary, Music
Location of Festival Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

General Enquiries
Phone: +27 (0)31 260 2506, or +27 (0)31 260 1816
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 3074
Email: cca@ukzn.ac.za

Festival Description

The popularity of the spoken word is evident in the powerful performance arc that threads through each edition of Poetry Africa. Music is also a prominent presence in this landmark festival organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and made possible through principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. Poetry Africa takes place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, with the festival finale at BAT Centre on 20 October. Satellite events also take place in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Cape Town before culminating at the main event in Durban.

Festival Dates July 18 - 28, 2013
Festival Links http://www.cca.ukzn.ac.za/

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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Claudio Pozzani, Photo courtesy Poetry Africa 2010
    • Mutabaruka, Photo courtesy Poetry Africa 2010
    • Natalia Molebatsi, Photo courtesy Poetry Africa 2010
    • Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Photo courtesy Poetry Africa 2010
    • Ronelda Kamfer, Photo by Simone Scholtz


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