06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Anele Kose

Anele Kose

Born in King Williamstown in a small village called Fort Murray, Anele grew up in Mdantsane, East London. Inspired by Dead Prez and Tupac, his first performance was a high school presentation. Since then he has never looked back. He has been performing with Lingua Franca since its first Naked Word Poetry Session, the 2013 Zabalaza Festival, and headlined at Naked Slam Poetry 2013. He is the 2013 winner of DFL Lover+ Another Cape Town leg. He has also worked with the Rainbow Arts Organization which produced “Unborn”, written and directed by Thami Mbongo. In 2012 he wrote a poetry production titled “People from no People”, performed at the Black Box Theatre. More recently he wrote poetry and performed in “Amathaf’ entandabuzo” a Xhosa setwork for high schools in the Western Cape, which played at the Baxter Theatre. In 2015 &16 he was part of the cast of “Ityala Lamawele” by S.E.K Mqhayi, adapted and directed by Thando Doni and Mandla Mbothwe for Artscape.