06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Puleng Lange-Stewart


Puleng Lange-Stewart is a young poet, performer, illustrator and playwright. She is currently completing her Honours in Theatre Making at UCT. She is a queer black feminist, a mother, and a proud iconoclast who was involved in both protests and multiple performative interventions surrounding the removal of the Rhodes statue in 2015, and remains committed to the fight for decolonisation in South Africa and further afield. She has performed in a number of short films and theatre productions and is currently working on her first independent short film. She works towards creating innovative and critical artwork, that actively challenges notions of patriarchy, heteronormativity, and the violence of racialised class structures that underpin much of our existence as South Africans.