Indonesia at the Poetry Cafe

Literature | By POVO Correspondent, Editorial | 15 May 2013
PHOTO: © Baynham Goredema

The poetry cafe was also structured differently offering a much bigger stage accommodating more people. It lacked the cosy and intimate setting of the HIVOS Poetry Cafe at the old Gazebo. We only managaed to cover one poetry session which featured ports from Indonesia which included Dorothea Rosa Herliany, Saut Situmorangand and Sylvia Geist from Germany. we were lucky enough to catch Prudence Katomeni Mbofana sing a few tracks. Winner of the the inaugral Shoko Poerty Slam from 2011, Mandisa Mabuthoe from Botswana was also there. Finally a reading from one her books was award winning author Pettinah Gappah.