ISBN 9780620735292
Pages 58
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2017
Publisher uHlanga, South Africa
Format Paperback

Imbewu Yesini

edited by Javier Perez, Koleka Putuma

The first collaboration between uHlanga and the Cape Youth Poetry Hub for Expression and Rhythm (CYPHER), Imbewu Yesini is a showcase of nine young poets from greater Cape Town and surrounds, writing predominantly in Xhosa and English.

A journey through gender and identity, Imbewu Yesini bears witness to the wounds and the narratives that have come to separate us as women and men, and celebrating our power to shed worn petals and plant new seeds. Contains an introductory essay by the editors, Koleka Putuma and Javier Perez: “Between the Politics and Poetics of Gender and Identity”.

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About the Editor

Koleka Putuma

Koleka Putuma was born in Port Elizabeth in 1993. An award-winning performance poet, facilitator and theatre-maker, her plays include UHM and Mbuzeni, as well as two two plays for children, Ekhaya and Scoop. Her work has travelled around the world, with her poetry garnering her national prizes, such as the 2014 National Poetry Slam Championship and the 2016 PEN South Africa Student Writing Prize. Koleka currently lives and works in Cape Town.