Through Vangi-tinted glasses

Perspectives from an African

The 2012 Annual Thabo Mbeki Lecture May 29, 2012

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This picture was taken after I performed I want to speak to my children at the Thabo Mbeki Lecture on 24 May 2012.  Sitting beside Former President Mbeki are Mam’Zanele Mbeki, FP Obasanjo, FP Chissano and FP Pires…amongst others. 

 

And my world stood still. I’d say this is the highlight of my poetry career so far.

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At The South African Literary Awards February 28, 2012

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Can we just acknowledge for a minute (or two) that Phillippa Yaa Devilliers ( http://de-scribe.posterous.com/ ) was awarded the SALA 2011 prize for POETRY (The Everyday Wife). And just like that, she told the rest of us that this was possible: hard work and determination. Or as Zoya would say: “Vision and Commitment friend! That’s all you need, vision and commitment.”

 

And when I least expected it…The Universe introduced me to my Poetry Grandfather

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And when I least expected it...The Universe introduced me to my Poetry Grandfather

For your guidence, your love and your support… I carry you in my spirit.

Me with Tamkhulu Don Mattera

 

Spoken Mind – Intervarsity Poetry Slam Competition 2011

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Spoken Mind - Intervarsity Poetry Slam Competition 2011

Of COURSE, I was supporting both teams from Tuks!!! Next time guys!

http://www.spokenmind.net/

 

That wonderful strange moment when the people you look up to akcnowledge you as peer

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That wonderful strange moment when the people you look up to akcnowledge you as peer

Chatting to Natalia Molabetsi and Phillippa Yaa De Villiers at the Consciousness Launch and thinking to myself: “Really?! I mean…of course… but REALLY??”

Wonderful susters in poetry

 

Consciousness Launch 2011

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Consciousness Launch 2011

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – by Marianne Williamson

Photo by my darling sister: Phumela Gantsho

 

I Expect More From You – Qiniso Dialogues

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I Expect More From You - Qiniso Dialogues

“She prays for you
Gives to you
No longer expects from you…”

I wish I could remember who took this pic *hides* Thank you though 🙂

 

 
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