Press release: 67 Poems to be Performed at Freedom Park to Commemorate Mandela Day

Press release

 67 Poems to be Performed at Freedom Park to Commemorate Mandela Day

The Unisa Poetry Society, the Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature, and the College of Human Sciences at Unisa are once again planning to host the annual 67 Poems for Freedom in collaboration with Freedom Park on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

The event emphasises the importance of engaging with the concept of freedom in the South African context. What is the meaning of freedom 23 years after South Africa’s first democratic election? How is freedom expressed in our daily lives as South Africans? The project is not only about celebrating freedom in its historical context, but also reinterpreting the concept of freedom in our daily lives as citizens of the country.

The activities will commence at 09:00 with a tour of Freedom Park Museum, followed by the poetry readings from 10:30-12:30. Poets who will participate in the programme will include but not limited to Raphael d’Abdon, Zena John, Lisa Combrinck, Allan Horwitz, Xitha Makgeta, Natalia Molebatsi, Yami Banda, Emma Bekker, Desiré Gird, Naomi Nkealah, Jonathan B. Tucker, Nkateko Masinga, and Andries Oliphant. There will also be an open mic session.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017

Time: 9h00 -13h00

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

 

Media Enquiries:

Zané Loftie-Eaton

012 429 6308

or

Naomi Madima

012 336 4006 / 060 961 3851

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