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List of South African Literary Journals (publishing in English)

This list comes courtesy of Robert Berold, to which I’ve made one subtraction and one addition! Aerodrome    (updated online journal + 1 print issue/year)   poetry and prose www.aerodrome.co.za [online + print] submissions:  via website Botsotso  (about 1 issue/year)    poetry and prose PO Box 30952, Braamfontein, 2017     www.botsotso.org.za    [online + print] submissions: [email protected] Chimurenga   (2 issues/year)    …

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Shame by John Berkavitch

– reviewed by James Webster – Shame is a highly ambitious and well-realised multi-disciplinary show. Created by John Berkavitch, this genre-bending show blends theatre, spoken word, hip hop, physical theatre, music and animation into a dizzying and highly accomplished performance. It begins with Berkavitch asking the audience the question ‘what are you most ashamed of’,…

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Wingman by Richard Marsh

– reviewed by James Webster – Richard Marsh‘s two-man poetry play is a marvel of wit and emotion. Like all good comedies, the gags flow thick and fast, rich with wit and dexterous wordplay. What makes it a great comedy is that the jokes are rooted in deep and powerful emotion, as Marsh twines together…

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Review: Landscape II by Melanie Wilson

-Reviewed by James Webster– The thrum of deep base sound ebbs away, leaving only a ring of tinnitus. The lights retreat to a dim glimmer, the shivers stop running down my spine, and the audience audibly exhale. We’re about two thirds of the way through Melanie Wilson‘s haunting multimedia poem, and she’s holding us on…

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Sage and Time’s 3rd Birthday 24/07/13

– Reviewed by Lettie McKie – Why you should celebrate Sage and Time … Three years ago I wrote a review (here) of the first time I ever when to London performance poetry event Sage and Time at the Charterhouse Bar next to Smithfield market.  Masters of the warm welcome hosts Amy Acre and Anna…

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‘The Only Reason for Time’ by Fiona Moore

-Reviewed by Afric McGlinchey–   After the premature death of a lover, it would be easy to succumb to a tidal wave of bitterness and anguish.  But, unlike Auden’s famous ‘Funeral Blues’ poem, where, in a rapture of grief, he exhorts the world to ‘stop all the clocks,  cut off the telephone’, Moore is more…