I was lucky enough to be a part of an incredible group called The Cycle of Knowledge in university – an eclectic mix of amazing individuals from across all walks of life in Grahamstown, a small town in the middle of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. People like Thembani Ma’at Onceya, Andile Ecalpar Nayika, Ulizwi Mvuyisi, Ayabulela Hodael Ngcelwane, Sinethemba Milisi Mimi Mtwa, Noxolo Mabona, Deborah Seddon, Sinethemba Bizela and Emma Jackson really got me thinking about, and writing, poetry seriously. Working with them has, to date, been the most formative part of any work I’ve done. Some do not have the exposure they so richly deserve, so this page is my (very small) contribution to a group of people who have personally inspired me.
If you ever happen to find yourself in Grahamstown on a Tuesday afternoon at 5pm, look out for the Cycle of Knowledge and find their Facebook page here.