Some time this year I entered the BN Poetry Award, and I have received the news that I made the short list. Joining me on the short list are poets from all across the continent, and we are as diverse as they come. I’m so honoured to be part of this list of wordsmiths. Here is […]
My poem, “Under the Guava Tree” has made it onto the BN Poetry long list, along with other emerging poets from all over the African continent. Thanks to Judges Kgafela oa Magogodi (South Africa, Richard Ali (Nigeria) and Joanne Arnott, (Canada/Mixed Metiz). Follow the link to read the names from Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and more.
Daar was heinings Heinings en stofpaaie en ’n rolbos Die rolbos het aan die fotograaf se deur gaan klop Wie klop aan my deur? vra die fotograaf. Ag dis net die rolbos, maan sy vrou, moenie hom inlaat nie. Maar die fotograaf het nie geken van na ’n vrou luister nie. Hy maak toe die deur […]
Ek het my woordeskat verloor Van vier jaar in Engels swot Twee jaar in die buiteland En sewe jaar met ’n Rooinek vry Het ek vergeet van woorde soos: Verversings, karie, agterdog Spookasem, vetkruit, rusie Sê ek “actually” in plaas van eintlik Hap na woorde soos ’n dronk vis Alles is cool, alles is awesome […]
Originally posted on The Daily Post:
“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful…
The mind is prone to bluntness. The only way to keep it sharp is to switch off the Kardashians and keep writing. As a self-imposed writing challenge this week I will go back to my page where I collect quotes about writing, and I will take a quote a day and unpack that quote. The […]
Writers write, right? Here are five things you can do this week (with me) to become a better writer. And since big projects tend to scare (and excite, but mostly scare) me, we can take it day by day. Friday: Being a good submitter is part of being a good writer. So this is the day that […]