Due to COVID-19, Open Book 2020 is cancelled.
Keep an eye out for our Open Book Podcast series in October 2020!


Thapelo Tharaga

Thapelo Tharaga AKA Naked-Soul is a Theatre Making and Directing Graduate at UCT. He currently makes Tv, co-runs the Cape Town edition of WordnSound, is a spoken word artist, a voice-over artist, a director, performance coach, a storyteller and a lover of all things art.

Thapelo’s poetry has recently been published in the Sol Plaatjie international poetry anthology and other literary magazines and anthologies. He has been consistently involved in the poetry slam scene including WoordFees, the Speak out loud poetry competition, WordnSound poetry league, Cuddle sessions poetry Slam, Naked Word Poetry festival,  and the Cape Town Poetry slam as part of the Open Book Festival.

“Nothing is impossible, even blind men can see in their dreams”- Naked soul


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