BLACKTALE: A new poem by Tshiamo Malatji

Blacktale, a new poem by UFS Poetry Club founder and IRAWA editor Tshiamo Malatji, was first performed at the Vryfees LitFest Poetry Slam. Malatji, the three-time champion of the slam, claimed retirement from slamming and took on the role of judge for the 2019 edition. ART STATE is honoured to be the first to publish this gem.

Vrystaat Literature Festival Examines What It Means To Be Human

The Vrystaat Arts Festival, in cooperation with the University of the Free State, presents the fourth Vrystaat Literature Festival from 1-6 July. Comprising more than 70 events, involving a wide variety of themes and topics, there truly will be something for every taste. During this year’s festival, local, national, and international guests will participate in talks, panel discussions, more

Vrystaat Arts Festival Launches Its 2019 Programme

The Vrystaat Arts Festival has an enormous artistic offering in 2019. From flagship Afrikaans, English and Sesotho theatre and music productions to experimental dance, craft, sound art, visual art and live art, there is something for everyone. International Engagement The Festival is now one of the key arts festivals on the African continent and offers a significant range more