Koleka Putuma

Join Koleka Putuma to celebrate Collective Amnesia’s one-year anniversary at The Book Lounge

we are going to have wine, read from the book, sign the book, celebrate the book. It has changed my life & I couldn’t have done it without you.

If you are in CPT come through.

Collective Amnesia Merchandise & Copies of the Books will be on sale!

For the first time a Sepedi poem wins the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award

Moses Seletisha’s Sepedi poem ‘Mahlalerwa’ has won the 2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award – the first time a poem in a language other than English has won the prize.

2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for all South Africa’s official languages – longlist announced

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the 63 poets who have been selected for publication in the 7th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology.

She tells it like it is, and some don’t want to hear it – USA Today features Koleka Putuma

South Africa’s new generation of slam poets, with Koleka Putuma the ‘leading light’, has been featured by Alexa Cole for USA Today.

Mohale Mashigo lists five books she recommends for every South African library

Mohale Mashigo, author of The Yearning, recommends: Zakes Mda – Ways of Dying, Koleka Putuma – Collective Amnesia, Bessie Head – Maru, Alex Eliseev – Cold Case Confession and Tsitsi Dangarembga – Nervous Conditions.

3 Joburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia confirmed, plus events in the Vaal and Pretoria

uHlanga Press has announced three Johannesburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s debut collection of poems, Collective Amnesia.

Portrait of the poet as a young genius: Bongani Madondo reviews Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia

Bongani Madondo on the strange musicality of Koleka Putuma’s debut poetry collection.

‘Searching for work that celebrates black joy’ – Koleka Putuma chats to Africa in Dialogue

Koleka Putuma, who is is scheduled to release her debut collection of poems, Collective Amnesia, in April 2017, was interviewed by Gaamangwe Mogami for Africa in Dialogue recently.