This past Sunday I had the distinct pleasure of photographing the Poetry Africa Tour Launch at the CTICC in Cape Town.  Poetry Africa is an event organized by the Centre of Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal).  They bring many poets from across the African continent together and give performances in among others, South Africa, Malawi and Zimbabwe.  Poetry Africa‘s tour will end at the International Poetry Festival in Durban.  If you’re in Durban on the 4th to 9th of October, go check things out and have some good times.

I met some fantastic people, heard some great poetry and had an altogether awesome night.   You can read a full review of the event here

Here are some pictures of the poets that performed.


Pitika Ntuli

Frank Chipasula


The amazing Mama C (Charlotte Hill ONeal)

Lebo Mashile

Comrade Fatso


James Matthews

Gcina Mhlope