Jozi.tv presents "Lyrics of a Sowetan Poem" by Mak Manaka, 12 July 2012, 7 p.m., Galerie Listros, Kurfürstenstr. 33
Mak Manaka is a Sowetan born poet and one of South Africa’s most stand-out performance poets of recent times, he is fresh, Introspective and candid, a soldier of the pen who has captured the imagination of people from all walks of life across the world – from Cuba to Germany, Italy to Jamaica, and, of course, back home, in South Africa. Born from a legacy of creativity, his late father Matsemela Manaka, a well-known playwright and his mother, Nomsa Kupi Manaka, a pioneer of African dance in South Africa.
South African icon Don Mattera says” If genius can be genetically connected and if it flows from generation to generation, then Mak Manaka is the epitome of it. He comes from a dynasty of talented, creative and gifted people, Matsemela and Nomsa”. He performed for Mr. Nelson Mandela and also at the inauguration of Mr. Thabo Mbeki, and was nominated for The Daimler Chrysler Poet Of the Year 2005 Award. His poetry is energetic and carries with it a message of “art for social transformation”. He has two sold out out anthologies under his belt, “If Only” and “In Time”. He is a true son of the soil.
And so on the 12th of July, Soweto’s finest will be hosting a poetry evening at the Galerie Listros from 7 p.m. Kürfürstenstr. 33, 1st floor.
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