Maun International Poetry Festival action

Monday, 6 February 2012

Festival Updates?


March 31st 2012 is the day we are all awaiting. Big names lined up for the Maun International Poetry Festival 2012. For only P200, you will get the crème de la crème of poetry. The local list includes; Mandisa Mabuthoe, Tshipa, Barong Seboni, Psycho Cydd, Moroka Moreri, Juby Peacock, Vygos, Ngwao Putswa (Tsikitsiki), Berry Heart, Dredd X, Mista Poke, Prikath, Slash the Don, Ntirelang Berman, Keabonye, Tautona, King Philosopher, Mr T, Prophet Caribbean Weed, Messenger. There also will be the musical side of it and we bring you some of Botswana’s finest musicians. The legendary folk guitarists Stika Sola and the jazz icon Kabo Leburu..

On the international we have; Upmost (Zimbabwe) Black Star (South Africa), Corazon (USA), Blackpearl (Zimbabwe), Miss Quote (Jamaica), Prince Shapiro (South Africa). The list doesn’t end here. Keep watching this space – and buy your ticket soon, lest they run out quickly. 

Ticket sale points to be announced soon. In the meantime, you can book your tickets at (+267) 73597356 or (+267) 74404968

The festival is split in two sections – the preliminary show and the main show. The Pre-Show will start at 10am until 1pm. This part of the festival will be a showcase of the upcoming talent. It will be a grand finale to the Poetavango Interschool Poetry Slam. Students from different secondary schools (governments, private and special needs) will recite powerful poetry in front of a panel of adjudicators. Other performers for the main show will also grace this stage. Ticket price for the show is only P30. However, those who buy the P200 ticket for the main show will have FREE access to the pre show! What a bonus!


Names of our sponsors and donors to be posted here soon.  

read article in The Voice Newspaper 

read article in Weekened Post Newspaper 

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