Izimbongi Poetry Festival Day 1

Poetry students, Phumelelokuhle Ngidi and Ketumetse Tlhako, get the evening’s event underway, followed by renowned spoken-word artists Eugene Skeef and Vangile Gantsho.


Eugene Skeef  

Eugene Skeef is a South African filmmaker, percussionist, composer, poet, educationalist and workshop leader and has lived in London since 1980. He also works in conflict resolution, acts as a consultant on cultural development, teaches creative leadership and is a broadcaster.

Vangile Gantsho 

Vangile Gantsho is a poet, healer and co-founder of impepho press . Unapologetically womxnist, she has travelled the continent and the globe, participating in poetry plays, events and festivals. gantsho is the author of two poetry collections: Undressing in front of the window (2015) and red cotton (2018). She holds an MA, with distinction, from the University Currently known as Rhodes (2016) and was recently named one of Mail & Guardian’s Top Young 200 South Africans of 2018.