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POETRY AFRICA 2001 (article first published : 2001-04-29)

Poetry Africa 2001, the annual international festival of poets hosted by the Centre of Creative Arts at the University of Natal Durban, will take place from May 28 to June 2.

During the six-day festival over 20 poets representing approximately 15 countries will present and perform their work nightly at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Other activities include linking with local poetry groups, performance opportunities for amateur poets, music and poetry, poetry competitions, poetry workshops in rural and urban areas, poetry in prison, poetry with street-children, and wide-reaching school visits.

Among those who have confirmed their participation are South African poets Sandile Dikeni, Antjie Krog, Nise Malange, Ari Sitas and Valiant Swart (SA). From the United States of America come Yvette Christiaanse and Tracie Morris. Others include Chirikure Chirikure (Zimbabwe); David Dabydeen (Guyana); Claude Darbellay (Switzerland); Nidaa Khoury (Israel); Taban lo Liyong (Sudan); John Mateer (Australia); Atukwei Okai (Ghana); Amir Or (Israel); Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (Netherlands); Remi Raji (Nigeria); Amina Said (Tunisia) and Lasana M Sekou (St. Martin); Hone Tuwhare (New Zealand).

For any changes, updates and a full programme please check website nearer the time on www.unc.ac.za/und/carts




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