Lebogang Mashile, one of the country’s top poets, is today celebrating her 38th birthday.
Lebogang was born in the United States of America while her parents were in exile. She returned to South Africa in the mid 1990s when the country was celebrating the achievements of democracy and the end of the brutal apartheid government.
She performed in a number of theatre productions, including Threads. The production combined dance, music and poetry.
She was the co-host of SABC1’s L’atitude, a documentary programme.
Her first poetry work was published in 2005 in a poetry collection ‘In a Ribbon of Rhythm’