Urban Soul Poetry Slam Winner – Buthelezi

by | Jun 2, 2009 | Words | 3 comments

I’ve never really been sure how I actually feel about poetry slams. I had the opportunity to tour the UK in 2006 as part of Hammer & Tongue‘s Four Continents Poetry Slam Tour and that was fun because it was the same 8 poets, grateful for the opportunity to share our work.

I just find that, in some spaces ‘the point IS the points and not the poetry’. Anyway, despite these feeble misgivings, I was a judge at the first ever Urban Soul Poetry Slam at Maponya Mall in Soweto and Buthelezi is the man who took the prize.


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  1. Zoe Maphala

    i am so impressed, and this was only the tip of the ice-berg.

    You must come and witness more of Buthelezi’s work at Blue Room this june

  2. Vuyo

    Go Nhlanhla!!!!!

  3. zan

    uttely impressed…thats i hev to say!

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Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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