Wednesday 1 August 2018 | 18:00 | Centre for the Book
In this Great Texts / Big Questions performance, poetry collective Rioters in Session will present a gentle, intuitive space for womxn poets of colour to share their work, with readings by: Ashley Makue, Koleka Putuma, Allison-Claire Hoskins, Afeefa Omar and Siphokazi Jonas. The event will be hosted by Khanyisile Mbongwa.
This marks the start of the ICA’s August 2018 Great Texts lecture series – a three-part series exploring archives of black womxnhood as inspired by the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. In the wake of her recent death, and the readings, mis-readings and counter-readings that have been made about her life, this series is interested in how the voices of womxn in history – particularly black womxn – might be uncovered and reclaimed in complex ways.
Rioters in Session was established in 2017 by South African national slam champion Ashley Makue, best-selling poet Koleka Putuma, curator Khanyisile Mbongwa, and spoken-word poet Allison-Claire Hoskins.