Andre Naffis-Sahely has written an intricate and thought-provoking essay on his experiences at this year’s Dancing in Other Words festival. SLiP will be publishing the essay in three parts. Read the first installment here.
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Prompted by Kavish Chetty’s challenge to the bourgeois ideal of poetry, Marlene van Niekerk responds in an Afrikaans poem that reflects on the potency of the small gestures and utterances of a minimally shared past.