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    Mphutlane wa Bofelo

    Mphutlane wa Bofelo is a South African poet and essayist; cultural worker and social critic who is influenced and inspired by Black Consciousness, Sufism and radical humanism\socialist humanism. As a poet, Bofelo has distinguished himself by evenly straddling the personal and political, and the mundane and mysterious. His poetry displays a fusing of the lyrical and satirical voice, and some of his poems can be described as having mystical brevity. At the moment, Bofelo is working with the Durban ace drummers and percussionists, Richard Ellis and Mike Mazzoni in an experimental project that celebrates the historical and aesthetic link between jazz and poetry and pays tribute to some of the finest voices in jazz and poetry.