Ake Festival 2017
14-18 November, 2017
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Award winning poet and theatre practitioner Koleka Putuma has taken the South African literary scene by storm with her debut collection of poems Collective Amnesia, which has sold over 2000 copies in less than 5 months, and has been prescribed for study at tertiary level in South African Universities.
She is the winner of the 2014 National Poetry Slam Championship and the 2016 PEN South Africa Student Writing Prize. She has been named One of Africa’s top 10 poets by Badilisha, and named one of the young pioneers who took South Africa by storm in 2015 by The Sunday Times, one of 12 future shapers by marie Claire SA and recently one of the 100 young people disrupting the status-qou in South Africa by independent media.