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Book Launch: Sections of Six from Botsotso

front-cover.jpgBotsotso Publishing invites you to the launch of its latest publication, Sections of Six. This anthology of contemporary poetry and photography features the work of Natalie Railoun, Matodzi Gift Ramashia, Alison Green, Abu Bakr Solomans, Khanyi Magubane and Thuto Mako.

Come to The Book Lounge in Cape Town to hear readings by these talented poets, with inputs from two speakers, editor Allan Kolski Horwitz and Mark Espin from UWC.

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Peter Tosh Poetry & Reggae Tribute

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Sounds of Edutainment – in partnership with Botsotso Publishers, T-shirt Terrorist, the Joubert Park Project, Kulture, Park Communications, Kwazi Khali Productions, White Dove Designs and Rebelations Media – will host the Peter Tosh Poetry/Reggae Tribute in celebration of the musical legacy of a legendary reggae icon, Peter Tosh, Drill Hall in Jozi on Saturday, 25th October 2008 all night long.

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Botsotso goes to the Witness Hilton Arts Festival

Botsotso 15100 Papers by Liesl JobsonOut of the Wreckage by Allan Kolski HorwitzFollowing the successful launch of Botsotso 15 at the Jozi Spoken Word Festival, Botsotso Publishing will be making two appearances at The Witness Hilton Arts Festival in Hilton, KwaZulu Natal next weekend.

On Saturday, KwaZulu-Natal poets Kobus Moolman, Mphutlane Bofelo, Brett Beiles and Sarah Frost will read live, followed by an open mic session.

On Sunday, a panel discussion with writers Allan Kolski Horwitz, Liesl Jobson, and Peter Rule will answer the questions: Is the short story a dying art? Or is the form about to have its day?

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Two New Titles Launched at Jozi Spoken Word Fest

Allan Kolski Horwitz at Jozi Spoken WordLiesl Jobson ReadingBackdrop at Jozi Spoken Word FestivalFriday evening was the main event of the vibrant four-day long Jozi Spoken Word Festival. It started with the joint book launch of Botsotso 15 and Liesl Jobson’s View from an Escalator. This debut poetry collection was the recipient of a generous Community Publishing Project Grant from the Centre for the Book and the NLSA, and is a co-publication with Botsotso.

The event in the Wits Amphitheatre was well attended by Joburg poetry lovers. Performers read against a spectacular backdrop – a painting which spread across the stage had been curated by Lionel Murcott and co-created with Juanita Frier and Conrad van Straten during the previous evening’s Women’s Month festivities.

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Jozi Spoken Word Festival 2008 – 13 to 16 August


Botsotso Publishing, the Goethe-Institut, Exclusive Books, Sounds of Edutainment and the Wits Writing Centre present the much-anticipated Jozi Spoken WordFest 2008 at Wits University in Braamfontein this week.

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New Publication: Botsotso 14

Botsotso 14, a new journal of poetry, fiction, graphics, essays and reviews containing the work of over 50 writers and artists, with special focus on the Art for Humanity “Woman and Child” project which featured 15 pairs of women poets and artists.

Copies are available direct from the publisher.

Please contact for ordering information.

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Visit Botsotso Home for *new poetry*

Visit the Botsotso home page for new poetry by Thuto Mako, Vonani Bila, Martin Jacklin, Jodi-Anne Williams, Stanley Kenani and Abotseng Lekalake

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Botsotso invites you to a Spoken Word event

Featuring: The Khoi Khonnexion, Gamakhulu Diniso, Peter Horn, Mphutlane wa Bofelo, Nomkhubulwane, Mark Espin, Bongekile Mbanjwa, Farouk Asvat, Baitse Mokiti, Mike Alfred, Gift, Zweshfikush, Lionel Murcott, Aviwe Damane, Abigail Mogale and Botsotso Jesters.

The Spoken Word perfomances will be followed by the launch of Botsotso 14, a journal of poetry, fiction, graphics, essays and reviews containing the work of over 50 writers and artists, with special focus on the Art for Humanity “Woman and Child” project which featured 15 pairs of women poets and artists.

Here are the details:


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Visit Botsotso Home for new poetry & fiction

Visit the Botsotso home page for new poetry by Carol Leff, Onalenna Jantjie, Abbey Khambule, Nozipho Madlala, Sjaka S. Septembir and new fiction by Hlegiwe Mnguni!

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“Isis X” Opens at Constitution Hill

Alice Moloto, Junior Litelu and Smax TlaliBotsotso launched an exhibition of photographs and poems by South African women at the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill on Thursday, 2 August.

Poets, photographers and personalities shared their vision with the audience at a packed event. Myesha Jenkins emceed the programme which included actress Keketso Semoko, poets Liz Trew, Baitse Mokiti, Bongekile Mbanjwa, photographer Anna Varney and film maker Odette Geldenhuis.

Please note that during August two further events will be held around this exhibition:


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