Durban — Kwanele Nyembe, 26, is set to represent South Africa at the World Slam Poetry Competition in Brazil next year, after he was crowned National Poetry Slam champion at the Poetry Africa Festival.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal honours student has a passion for drama and the performing arts.
Nyembe, a poet, writer, actor and dancer, recalled that he used to write lyrics in his “song book” while growing up. He said he was inspired by his mother, a drama teacher, in primary school, and that is when he saw the “beauty” of performance. He has fond memories of accompanying her to art shows.
He said he harnessed his writing skills in high school as there was no drama class, and it…
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