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Other Spaces – Kobus Moolman, Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese and Musa Khanyile

Renowned poet and educator, Kobus Moolman, will read with young poets Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese and Musa Khanyile. Both Sindiswa and Musa have previously completed their Masters degrees in Creative Writing with Kobus. Sindiswa is the winner of the 2017 Ingrid Jonker award for her debut collection, Loud and Yellow Laughter. Musa will read from his chapbook, The Internal Saboteur, which is part of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2019 boxset New Generation African Poets. Kobus is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western-Cape. Sindiswa was recently appointed to the Department of English at the University of Cape Town, and Musa is a student counsellor at the University of Cape Town.

Kobus Moolman is the author of seven collections of poetry, and several plays.  He has previously won the Ingrid Jonker award, the PANSA award, the South African Literary award, the DALRO award, the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry award, and the 2015 Glenna Luschei award for African Poetry.  He is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western-Cape.  For further information: www.kobusmoolman.com.

Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese is an award-winning poet from Durban. Having been awarded a doctoral scholarship by the Graduate School for Arts and Social Sciences, she is currently reading for a PhD at Stellenbosch University. Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese served as the Interview Editor of New Contrast: The South African Literary Journal. She has published various poems and short stories in local and international poetry journals such as New Coin, New Contrast, Prufrock, Ons Klyntji, Aerodrome, Sol Plaatje European Union Anthology, Illuminations and Five Points. She was awarded second place for the 2015 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award for African Writers and Artists and for the 2016 University of Johannesburg Prize in the Debut category. Most recently, Loud and Yellow Laughter won the 2018 Ingrid Jonker prize for poetry.

Musawenkosi Khanyile was born in 1991 in Nseleni, KwaZulu-Natal. He holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Zululand, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Western Cape. His debut collection of poems entitled All The Places, was published by Uhlanga Press in June 2019. His chapbook, The Internal Saboteur, is included in the 2019 New Generation African Poets Chapbook Boxset: Sita, published by Akashic Books in collaboration with the African Poetry Book Fund. He currently lives in Cape Town.

Venue: Chalice at Temenos 16:30

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