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Siphokazi Jonas

Siphokazi Jonas is a poet, playwright, performer, and producer. She holds an MA in English Literature. As a writer and performer, she has produced four one-woman poetry shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Her most recent stage production #wearedyinghere was performed at Artscape Theatre and Joburg Theatre to positive reception. The production was adapted into a short film and has screened at numerous international film festivals. Jonas has been a featured act at numerous poetry sessions and festivals around the country. She is a storyteller and ordinary lives fuel her work in poetry and in the theatre. Her experience of growing up in Komani, in the Eastern Cape, during the transition years of South Africa’s democracy, has an on-going influence on the stories which she tells. Her work engages questions of faith, identity, gender-based violence, cultural and linguistic alienation, black women in rural spaces, and the politics of the everyday lives.

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