The University of Pretoria, Department of Sociology invites you to a lecture by:
Human Sciences Research Council
This paper explores youth experiences of the ‘new South Africa’ by considering the Spoken Word poetry scene of Pretoria and Johannesburg as a movement that continues to demonstrate strong ties to Black Consciousness ideology. In exploring Gauteng’s Spoken Word poetry movement, I draw on my Master’s thesis that uses an ethnographic approach towards understanding the Spoken Word scene. Drawing on these findings as well as on interviews conducted with poets, I argue that Black South African youth experience discontentment with the ‘new’ South Africa.
Date: Friday, 4th September 2015
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Seminar Room 19-14, 19th Floor, Humanities Building
Inquiries: contact Dr Sepetla Molapo
(Sepetla.Molapo@up.ac.za; Tel 012 420-2960)