12.JPG

Maahlamela

Poet     Writer     Speaker     Coach

Poetry is Healing

'Don't only practice your art, force your way into its secrets for it and knowledge can raise human to the Divine' 
- Ludwig van Beethoven

David-Maahlamela-400x480.png

Multilingual Performer of Note

Dr David wa Maahlamela is an award-wining poet, writer, scholar, and creative consultant with over two decades experience in the linguistic, artistic, and cultural industry. He holds an MA in Creative Writing as well as PhD in African Languages from Rhodes University. Among others, he is the recipient of the 2011 PanSALB Multilingualism Award, 2012 Maskew Miller Longman Award, and the 2014 SABDC Awards. He occupied executive positions in academic and state entities. He authored four books, and edited an anthology, while his works feature in over fifty literary journals and anthologies. He participated in events as far afield as the United States, Britain, France, Germany, India, Colombia and several African countries.

Linguistic Landscape of the African Continent

His promotion of Kiswahili as a potential Pan African Language is much revered as far as West Africa. He strongly believes that decolonisation and decoloniality will remain a mirage as long as the language question is unresolved.

4.jpg
16730386_1685707498393487_6085812119864029109_n.jpg

"Writing is the geometry of the soul"

Plato

Previous Events

  • Night of the Poet
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Don't Miss Out
    Share
  • World Poetry Day
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Nothing Like It
    Share
  • Luthuli Museum
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Join Us
    Share

Contact

29 Bowling Avenue, Wendywood, Sandton, 2144

Thanks for submitting!