Alberto Masala | Daniel Samba | Gabriella Ghermandi | Isabelle Grattoni | Lance Henson | Jahman Anikulapo | Kaha M. Aden | Mamadì Kaba | Nduka Otiono | Napo Masheane | Natalia Molebatsi | Ntsiki Mazwai | Shailja Patel | Tahar Lamri | Seydou Dao,
Kalifa Djarra, Ishaka Sanou
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Natalia Molebatsi

POETRY | Natalia Molebatsi

Natalia Molebatsi is a performing artist and writer who has performed at among others: the Grahamstown Arts Festival, the Urban Voices International Spoken Word Festival, the First Encounter between South African and Philippine Poets (hosted by the University of South Africa - UNISA), the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, the Udine Solidale and Sunsplash Music Festivals in Udine (Italy) the Anam Cara, The Goddess Awakened international conferences hosted by the University of Udine and the ISOLA international conference in Lecce (Italy), the International Poetry festivals of Florence and Genoa. She has also lectured at the Universities of Milan, Venice, and Rome.


She has worked with UNISA Press and the South African Literary Awards as a marketing/commissioning and media relations officer. She was honoured and humbled by standing in for Gcina Mhlophe as a storyteller of her works at the 10 th Anniversary Celebration of South Africa’s Democracy (hosted by UNISA), and performing poetry for ntate Es’kia Mphahlele at the preview of his book Suitcase. She has also performed poetry for SABC 1’s African spirituality programme, Imani: the divine spark and has performed at the Pan-African Parliament in celebration of Ghana’s 50 years of independence.




book | bibliography

Some of her writings have been published in:


New African, City Press, Sowetan, Muziki,, The Rhodes Journalism Review

and translated into Italian in journals Kuma (issue 9/10), (
and Le Simplegadi (issue 3)