06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Siphokazi Jonas

siphokazi jonas

Siphokazi Jonas holds a Masters degree in English literature, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and English. As a writer, performer and poet, she has written, produced, and performed in three one-woman poetry productions: “Poetry Under the Stars,” “Wrestling with Dawn,” and “Conspiracy Theory” (staged at the Joburg Theatre). In March 2016, she presented the highly lauded multi-genre theatre production, “Around the Fire,” at the Artscape Spiritual Festival to standing ovation. More recently, she was one of the headline acts, alongside Thembi Mtshali, in the Artscape June 16 production, Oratorio of a Forgotten Youth. She has been a featured act in the Inzync Poetry SessionsExpression Session KuilsriverGrounding Sessions, Jam that SessionArtsemble and the Joburg Theatre CSP Open Sessions. She has also been profiled in various Cape Town newspapers and in Authors Magazine, Mango Juice, and ClubX magazine. In June 2016 she released the first live poetry DVD of its kind in South Africa.