The revered trombonist, composer and cultural activist never wished to be 'the state composer' but remained political until the end, in service of the people.
A study of the late Keorapetse Kgositsile shows how the poet influenced black American culture. It also shows how his mother and his grandmother's oral traditions in turn influenced him.
A group of leading black, queer and feminist academics held a colloquium to reconsider a seminal blackness studies text – offering new ways of thinking about the decolonial project.
A consideration of Cuban poet Nancy Morejón's engagement with Keorapetse Kgositsile and her visits to South Africa -- shed new light on her poetic practice.
Nelson Mandela's release in 1990 was met by an outpouring of poetic celebration both within South Africa and globally.
South African jazz veteran Jonas Gwangwa has been getting recognition for the pivotal role he played in 'singing down apartheid.'
Keorapetse Kgositsile was made South Africa’s national poet laureate in 2006, the only person to have been given the honour.