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Sipho Ndebele

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Sipho Ndebele has been writing and performing poetry since 2005. In 2007 he founded Spoken Word Society at George Campbell Technical High School and in 2008 he founded the Exodus Klan (formerly Exodus Movement) poetry collective. With the Exodus Klan collective he co-produced and featured on two poetry mixtapes and one double-disc album. He has shared a stage with internationally acclaimed poets including Ezekiel Azonwu, Janette_Ikz, Safia Elhillo and Elizabeth Acevedo. In 2015 he released his debut EP, Dusty Foot Traveler. In 2016 he staged his first theatrical poetry production entitled Mosaic Man. As a founder/ owner of Home of Poetry, he embarked on a journey to help build a sustainable poetry industry in South Africa. In 2016 he was a mentor for CYPHER.

He was a featured poet at the Naked Word Poetry Festival in 2016 and 2017 and featured alongside Lingua Franca at Bloemfontein’s Litfees in 2017.


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