postponed to September 2010
jozi art:lab at Arts on Main, Doornfontein
„Daughters of tomorrow“
Performance with Lebogang Mashile
and Thato Nhlapo
Born in the U.S. in 1979 as a daughter of South African immigrants Lebogang Mashile is one of the most popular poetry performers in South Africa. Her poems are focussing topics like spirituality, identity, gender issues and the socio-political conditions in South Africa. The performances of Lebo Mashile have especially strong impact on the younger female poetry in South Africa. Her powerful poetical language is of exceptional musicalness.
In March 2010, Indra Wussow started together with the german publishing house Das Wunderhorn a new series called AfrikAWunderhorn, presenting contemporary African literature to german readers. The series started with a bilingual edition of "Daughters of tomorrow" by Lebo Mashile, translated from South African English into German by Arne Rautenberg. The edition is accompagnied by a CD with all poems read by Lebo Mashile.
On 20. May Lebo Mashile will also introduce the young poet Thato Nhlapo to the audience at jozi art:lab at Arts on Main, Doornfontein.Portrait of Lebogang Mashile on german broadcast "Deutsche Welle"
(13.4.2010, by Ute Gruntkowski)