Interviews and articles


Safe House at the Slow Down by former US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith

Safe House and Other Poems Kalahari Review

I wear Mother's Bones at New Contrast (Winner of the inaugural National Poetry Prize 2020)

Hiding Place at 20.25 Africa: An Anthology for Contemporary Poetry Vol.III

To Metro Away at Poetry Potion 

What no one told me about love at Poetry Potion

Girl is prayer (Wild imperfections)

Sizakele to the Blood Ocean at Flow (Vol. 1 in the FicSci Series



Young poet and activist Busisiwe Mahlangu performs her stirring poem about socio-political issues so many are facing. "Houses" is a moving piece about a lack of love, death and poverty. Busisiwe Mahlangu is a writer, performer and language activist born in Mamelodi, Pretoria (South Africa). She is currently studying for a BA in Creative Writing at the University of South Africa (UNISA) majoring in African Languages and Linguistics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community

Puo Poetry

Busisiwe Mahlangu delivers a medley of poems: Birthmarks, I Wear Mother's Bones and Set me free. These poems grandly capture the lineage and authentic stories of women from generation to generation, and the pertinent discussions that need to be had on one's journey of womanhood.

Jazzuary FM

Author and poet, Busisiwe Mahlangu takes her poetry to the stage featuring jazz artists; bassist Les Futshane and Johan Mthetwa on Keys. Hosted by the late legendary writer,  Myesha Jenkins on Jazzuary FM in partnership with Kaya FM and Kaya TV.

Houses by Busisiwe Mahlangu

"The last time he turned beast, the walls collapsed our screams into a song and the neighbours danced to a sharp melody." - Busisiwe Mahlangu

Watch Busisiwe Mahlangu share a beautiful poem in today's #NC16DaysOfActivism episode.