Badilisha Poetry X-Change Looking for Poets on Tour of SA
07 Aug 2017
Badilisha Poetry X-Change will be touring South Africa to document poets who write and recite in indigenous languages spoken in South Africa. They will be announcing the tour dates on their social media pages but have asked that poets send their submissions in now if they are writing and reciting in Setswana, Sepedi, Sesotho, Zulu, Afrikaans, and Ndebele, or living in the provinces they’ll be visiting:
Two years ago, Badilisha Poetry X-Change travelled across African cities to meet and record the work of the poets in those cities. The 2015 #BPXRoadTrip visited eight cities in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania and Ethiopia. During the road trip, Badilisha interacted with over 246 poets and recorded 184 of which 100 are now featured on our growing archive.
We’re pleased to announce a new edition of our poetic journey. Badilisha is going on the road again, this time with the specific intention of meeting with emerging and seasoned poets working in indigenous languages. Our aspiration is to marry the language diversity of the continent with those represented on the Badilisha platform. We are specifically targeting poets who write and recite in Setswana, Sepedi, Sesotho, Zulu, Afrikaans, and Ndebele. To do this, we will be travelling to Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, North West, Northern Cape and the Free State in South Africa.
(Image courtesy of Africa Centre)