Do you have a favourite experience of where your storytelling has taken you?
Every experience matters! Being a magazine journalist taught me a lot about looking at the world objectively, performing in parliament meant that the whole country was listening to my voice and my art, and teaching young people gives me a spiritual feeling of coming to meet the purpose of my talent.
You recently held your self-funded poetry competition – PrimPoetry – in Khayelitsha. What was that like?
I am so inspired by the talent that exists in our communities; the language skills of those poets are exceptional.
Tell us about the children’s book you’re working on for Xhosa and English learners.
This is a collection of stories that I think will make an impact on children today. It’s important that I write in my mother tongue because there are not many books that are written in our home languages.
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“I got inspired to write for children after I had my son.” – Q&A with poet Primrose Mrwebi