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Women’s poetry on SAFM in August

Myesha Jenkins
Poetry In the Air
Monday – Thursday
11:45 to 12:00 noon

Malika Ndlovu

Radio audiences you are in for a treat! Do not miss this one! English teachers, tune in to expose your learners to contemporary poetry.

You are about to be exposed to the best of South African women writers and poets. This is the first time that these incredible poets will be showcased on radio, in a programme designed specifically for the reading and discussion of poetry by leading South African women poets. It’s about reading, writing and thinking poetry!

SAfm and the Jozi House of Poetry have partnered to honour women during the month of August, when 16 episodes will be broadcast, Monday – Thursday, 11:45 to 12 noon, beginning 6 August. Each episode will create the space for a poet to read her poetry and discuss her work. Local poet and co-founder of Jozi House of Poetry, Myesha Jenkins will host each session.

The poets are old, young, performers, mothers, lesbians, immigrants – and they will all share their lives, histories and dreams – and most especially their poetry – with you! It is guaranteed to be a unique opportunity to hear them read their own work and discuss aspects of their writing.

Napo Masheane

Week 1:
6 August – Myesha Jenkins
7 August – Khosi Xaba
8 August – Nova
9 August – Napo Masheane

Makhosazana Xaba

Week 2:
13 August – Donna Smith
14 August – Sarah Godsell
15 August – Vuyelwa Maluleke
17 August – Vanessa Herman

Shafinaaz Hassim

Tereska Muishond

Week 3:
20 August – Natalia Molebatsi
21 August – Shafinaaz Hassim
Arja Salafranca
22 August – Tereska Muishond
23 August – Vangi Gantsho

Vangi Gantsho

Week 4:
27 August – Lebo Mashile
28 August – Naima Mclean
29 August – Malika Ndlovu
30 August – Phillippa Yaa De Villiers

Naima Mclean

POETRY IN THE AIR is directed by Posy Keogh with technical production by Mbavhi Matshivha.

The Jozi House of Poetry is a monthly session which provides a woman-friendly, non-competitive platform for poets and the literary community. It features several (male and female!) poets reading and performing their work, discussion and an open mic. It is currently housed at the POP Art Performance Centre in the trendy Maboneng District. The July Session is themed: Life, God, Dreams: finding inspiration and will feature Michelle McGrane, Mphutlane wa Bofelo and Phillippa Yaa de Villiers.

CONTACT: Myesha Jenkins at 011/487-1829 or 082/764-8208, email


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