Hear My Voice Sweden_South Africa Exchange Poetry Reading @Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria
Hear My Voice and African Flavour Books are proud to host three renowned Swedish poets in Henry Bowers, Olivia Bergdahl and Amer Sarsour in Johannesburg for a night of poetry, conversation and wine. This poetry reading is one of several events that make up the Sweden_South Africa Poetry Exchange. Olivia Bergdahl is a Swedish spoken word-poet and novelist. At the age of 28, the former Swedish Slam Champion has spent 15 years on stage and released both a poetry collection and a record, lectured in creative writing and received national acclaim thanks to her debut novel “After the Echo”. Awards from Swedish Radio, appearances at the Royal Theatre and continuous tours through Sweden, Europe and the US - proves Olivia as one of the most experienced and extraordinary, Nordic performers of live poetry today. Henry Bowers is nationally known and acclaimed as one of Sweden's best poetry and hip-hop acts. Kung Henry’s poetry and music breaks down the wall between high culture and mass culture as he takes influences from and refers to everything from horror films and children's stories to classic masterpieces and great philosophers, everything combined with a dose of humour. Amer Sarsour is a Swedish-Palestinian poet whose work is often written in the Swedish language. He has been performing spoken word on some of Sweden's most influential and prestigious stages in the past seven years. His poetry is often political and deals with matters concerning existentialism. He currently lives in his hometown Uppsala and is a student of the art of discourse, Rhetoric.
2018-02-26 18:00:00 till 2018-02-26 21:00:00