Born in 1938, Keorapetse ‘Willie’ Kgositsile left South Africa in 1961 and lived in exile in the United States and returned to South Africa in 1990. The recipient of many poetry awards; amongst others, inaugurated as the South African Poet Laureate and the National Order of Ikhamanga Silver (OIS) for excellent achievements in the field of literature.
Thank you to our icon of South African poetry for sharing his story, for reciting his poem Red Song in his own voice and for sharing his wisdom and advice on creating a sustainable world through the arts.
To listen to the full interview and Vusi Mahlasela's rendition of Red Song, just click play below:
Thought of the Day:
Vusi Mahlasela's Red Song from the poem by Keorapetse Kgositsile:
- The iStart2 Team