The National Library of South Africa Hosts its first Virtual Poetry Slam

The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) has successfully hosted its first virtual poetry slam. The South African government regulations prohibit in person gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the NLSA initiated a virtual poetry slam competition in commemoration of Youth Month. The month of June is dedicated to young people in memoriam
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100 Echoes of Madiba’s Century: An Anthology of his Legacy

Peace, reconciliation, humility, ethical leadership, love and forgiveness – these have become synonymous with the iconic public figure, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. To mark Mandela’s centenary, as one of the most influential figures of our time, the National Library of South Africa published a multilingual poetry anthology titled 100 Echoes of Madiba’s Century. Informed by Mandela’s
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Nelson Mandela: The Man who made the world standstill

To many Nelson Mandela was a symbol of political freedom during the height of apartheid.  He was subjected to the brutality of apartheid colonialism by being held in prison for 27 years, for fighting against social injustices, systematic oppression and exploitation of the majority South Africans.  On account that apartheid was not economically sustainable, the
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