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Spoken Word Poetry by African Females

Tanzanian Loyce Gayo, performing for UT Austin during finals at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow Button on Facebook: About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry.

South African Poetry: Puno Selesho: I am an African Puno Selesho (poet, entrepreneur) delivers a poem on African identity in the modern African context. A spellbinding poem that is something everyone in South Africa should see to gain perspective on how democracy has created a modern African woman.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Using the powerful medium of the spoken word, slam poet Koleka Putuma addresses some of the very difficult and nuanced challenges South African women face, birthing black sons, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the harsh reality that women choose to remain with abusive partners.
The Africa Channel's 2016 "Know Your Heritage" campaign celebrates the life and legacy of those who've come before us. This initiative challenges people of all ethnicities to explore their Ancestry and share stories of their journey to discovery. Want to trace your DNA history? Poet Maya Wegerif performs her poem Why You Talk So White? @ The Inspired Word's Slam Master Jam poetry slam, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 116 MacDougal Street Bar/Lounge, Manhattan, New York City. Hosted by Gemineye. The Inspired Word is one of the country's hottest open mic spoken word poetry/performance series.