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Project Partners

poets & ADVISORS

Makhosazana Xaba, poetMAKHOSAZANA XABA

Phillipa Yaa de Villiers, poetPHILLIPA YAA DE VILLIERS

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Photo of Finuala Dowling

finuala dowling

Photo of Sir Andrew Motion

Andrew motion

Photo of Beverley Naidoo

Beverley Naidoo

Kelwyn SoleKelwyn Sole


Georgie Horrell, Director of Studies for English, Homerton College
Morag Styles, Professor of Children's Poetry, Cambridge Faculty of Education


Professor Denise Newfield, SA Team Leader, School of Literature, Language and Media (English), University of the Witwatersrand
Andrew Foley, Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand
Roz Hudson, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Commonwealth Education
Afurakan T. Mohare, 'Word n Sound'
Qhakaza Mbali Mthembu, 'Word n Sound'
Malika Ndlovu (National Co-ordinator for DFL Lover + Another Poetry Challenge at Drama for Life and Project Manager at Arts Aweh)
Pamela Nichols, Leader of Writing Centre, University of the Witwatersrand
Phillipa Yaa de Villiers, Poet / University of the Witwatersrand
Makhosazana Xaba, Poet / University of the Witwatersrand


Karen Lazar, Principal Tutor, University of the Witwatersrand
David Whitley, Lecturer in English, Cambridge Faculty of Education


Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, UK
Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile, Poet Laureate, South Africa


Isobel Dixon, Poet and literary agent
Finuala Dowling, Poet
Andrew Motion, Poet and Director, Poetry Archive
Beverley Naidoo, Author
Kelwyn Sole, Poet and Professor, University of Cape Town