Indonesia at the Poetry Cafe

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

The Poetry Cafe was located at a new venue within the Global Quarter. It moved from the small but intimate Gazebo to a huge tent with a stage at the centre. Though it lost its cosy intimacy it allowed more people to experience the poetry cafe. Unfortunately we were only able to attend one session. There was a contingent from Indonesia which included Dorothea Rosa Herliany
Saut Situmorang. Winner of the inaugural Shoko Poetry Slam Mandisa Mabuthoe from Botswana was the host of this session. A performance by Prudence Katomeni Mbofana was a pleasant surprise to the session. Sylvia Geist from Germany also attended and lastly there was a reading by award winning author Pettina Gappah from one of her books.