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LIVE POETS’ SOCIETY (article first published : 2004-06-7)

At the next meeting of the Live Poets Society, the country’s top Isicamtho performance poet Ike Mboneni Muila is launching his new book and CD entitled GOVA. He will be introduced by and also perform with Allan Kolski Horwitz of Botsotso Publishers.

With its roots in 1950s “tsotsi taal”, Isicamtho is a mixed masala of lingoes which has to be experienced to be appreciated. Reading it on the page is just not enough.

Since making his debut at the Soyinkwa Institute of African Theatre in Soweto, Muila has performed at numerous festivals. These include Grahamstown, Arts Alive, Herman Charles Bosman, and the Berlin International Poetry Festival. He recently returned from the Cambridge Poetry Festival in England where he received huge acclaim.

In 1998 Muila recorded a video called Jikeleza Train, and in the same year won a poetry translation award from the English Academy. His work is featured on the CD Purple Light Mirror in the Mud and in the publications We Jive Like This and Dirty Washing, which are compilations of group and individual work with the Botsotso Jesters. He is presently on the editorial board of the Botsotso Publishers Collective.

The evening’s theme is “Osmosis vs Domination in SA” or “Father” (in recognition of Father’s Day). Poems on any subject may be presented in the Poet Pourri sessionl

The meeting will be held on June 9 at 17h30 at Adams Books Coffee Shop, Musgrave Centre. Entry is free and all are welcome, regardless of whether or not you write poetry. As there are no bookings, latecomers are advised to bring their own cushions or folding chairs. More details from Brett on 082 516 0517 or 031 266 4762 (a/h) or e-mail: thirdeye@3i.co.za




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