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Keorapetse William Kgositsile, also known as "Bra Willie" (born 19 September 1938), is a South African poet and political activist. [1]

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African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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The African National Congress (ANC) is the Republic of South Africa's governing social democratic political party.

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Apartheid (an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart", literally "apart-hood") was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994.

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Arts Council England was formed in 1994 when the Arts Council of Great Britain was divided into three separate bodies for England, Scotland and Wales.

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Balthazar Johannes Vorster (13 December 1915 – 10 September 1983), better known as John Vorster, served as the Prime Minister of South Africa from 1966 to 1978 and as the fourth State President of South Africa from 1978 to 1979.

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Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

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Baleka Mbete (born 24 September 1949), also known as Baleka Mbete-Kgositsile, is a South African politician who has been Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa since 21 May 2014.

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Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter.

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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa.

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The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities.

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Callaloo, A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, is a quarterly literary magazine that was established in 1976 by Charles Rowell, who remains its editor-in-chief.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

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Comparative Literature Studies is an academic journal in the field of comparative literature.

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The Congress of South African Writers (COSAW) is a South African grassroots writer’s organisation.

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David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence.

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Dar es Salaam (from دار السلام, literally "the residence of peace"; or simply Dar, formerly Mzizima) is Tanzania's largest and richest city, the largest city in eastern Africa by population, and is a regionally important economic centre.

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Donato Francisco Mattera (born 1935), better known as Don Mattera, is a South African poet and author.

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Doubleday is an American publishing company founded as Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897 that by 1947 was the largest in the United States.

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Dudley Randall (January 14, 1914 – August 5, 2000) was an African-American poet and poetry publisher from Detroit, Michigan.

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Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer, skateboarder and member of the Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future.

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Essence is a monthly magazine for African-American women between the ages of 18 and 49.

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The field holler or field call is a mostly historical type of vocal music sung by southern labourers to accompany their work, to communicate usefully or to vent feelings.

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 2, 2000) was an American poet and teacher.

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Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Johannesburg (also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, eGoli, and Joeys, and abbreviated as JHB) is the largest city in South Africa.

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John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967),.

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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC).

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Kwela Books is a South African publishing house founded in Cape Town in 1994 as a new imprint of NB Publishers.

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James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

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Lenox Avenue – also named Malcolm X Boulevard; both names are officially recognized – is the primary north–south route through Harlem in the upper portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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Lesego Rampolokeng (born 7 July 1965) is a South African writer, playwright and performance poet.

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The Lincoln University (LU) is the United States' first degree-granting historically black university.

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Lyric poetry is a form of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person.

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Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

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A Master of Fine Arts (MFA or M.F.A.) is a graduate degree typically requiring 2–3 years of postgraduate study beyond the bachelor's degree (BFA), although the term of study will vary by country or by university.

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Mbaqanga is a style of South African music with rural Zulu roots that continues to influence musicians worldwide today.

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The Media24 Books Literary Awards (Known pre-2011 as the Via Afrika Awards) are a group of South African literary prizes awarded annually by Media24, the print-media arm of the South African media company Naspers.

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Melba Johnson Kgositsile (1940–1994) was an American civil rights activist.

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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.

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Négritude is a literary and ideological philosophy, developed by francophone African intellectuals, writers, and politicians in France during the 1930s.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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New Age was an influential leftist newspaper in Johannesburg operating from 1953 to 1962.

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New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist.

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Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, normally shortened to Odd Future and abbreviated to OFWGKTA (stylized OFWGK†Δ), is an American hip hop collective from Los Angeles, California.

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Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973).

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Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes region.

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Phillippa Yaa de Villiers (born 17 February 1966) at Lyrikline.

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Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction.

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SA-China People's Friendship Association (SACPFA) is the only people's association for friendship with China in South Africa.

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Sophiatown, also known as Sof'town or Kofifi, is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Soweto is an urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south.

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Spearhead was a British far right-wing magazine edited by John Tyndall until his death in July 2005.

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Staffrider was a South African literary magazine, which was published between 1978 and 1996.

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Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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The Last Poets is the name for several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement's black nationalist movement.

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The New School is a university in New York City, United States, located mostly in Greenwich Village.

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Third World Press (TWP) is the largest independent black-owned press in the United States.

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Tsotsi is a 2005 film directed by Gavin Hood and produced by Peter Fudakowski.

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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is a public university in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public research university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH), in the United States.

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Vibe is a music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones.

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The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keorapetse_Kgositsile

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