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Reading Liu Xiaobo in South Africa March 24, 2011: BOOK Southern Africa has posted videos from a reading last week organized by South African PEN and Poetry International Web South Africa. Part of a protest reading that took place in 33 countries around the world, South African writers shared their own prison writing alongside English and Afrikaans translations of Liu's "Charter 08" and "You [...] by

Badilisha Poetry Radio puts African poets’ voices online February 7, 2011: On her blog Thoughts from Botswana, Lauri Kubuitsile directs readers to Badilisha Poetry Radio based out of The Africa Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. In a weekly podcast, Badilisha Poetry Radio plays recordings of poets spread out across the continent of Africa, as well as from Africans living around the world. Besides seeking out poetry [...] by

The origin of Afrikaans from poet Antjie Krog June 24, 2010: In The Poetry Channel's new podcast, prominent South African poet Antjie Krog condenses 100 years of South African history and the poetic tradition of Afrikaans to 15 minutes. Using illustrative poems (her own and others) she explores the origins of Afrikaans, from its adoption as the language of slaves through to its use as the ‘language of [...] by