Salon Hecate Wisdom of the Elders: Gabeba Baderoon, Margaret Clough and Sindiwe Magona
Salon Hecate is proud to announce a very special poetry reading on Monday, 6 March: The Wisdom of the Elders.
Three wise women, Margaret Clough, Sindiwe Magona and Gabeba Baderoon, will share their poems about what we can learn from the wildness in and around us, and how to live in harmony with the earth and our communities.

Sindiwe Magona

Sindiwe Magona is a national treasure, with almost as many books to her name as years to her life. Writer, poet, storyteller, actress, motivational speaker, educator and much more, she has received multiple international and national awards, honorary doctorates and accolades. She is also one of South Africa’s foremost advocates for children’s literature and mother-tongue writing. This is a great opportunity to have this legend sign your books, so bring them along (there will also be a few on sale).

Margaret Clough

Margie Clough, dynamite in a small package, is a prolific poet, with two collections published by Modjaji (At Least The Duck Survived and The Last To Leave), as well as several chapbooks and a short memoir. She often works in collaboration with her grand-daughter, well-known embroidery artist and graphic designer Danielle Clough, to produce books that are beautiful both inside and out.

Gabeba Baderoon

Gabeba Baderoon is an academic and poet who has won numerous prizes for her exquisite poetry collections, including The Dream in the Next Body, A Hundred Silences, and A History of Intimacy. She divides her time between her home country, South Africa, and Pennsylvania, where she is an associate professor at Penn State University, and co-directs the African Feminist Initiative. We’re lucky to have this rare opportunity to hear her read her poetry.

Date and time: 6 March, 5.30 for 6pm. Entrance is free, and all are welcome. Please join us for a bite of fruit and a glass of wine. Margie will be hand-selling some of her books, so bring cash if you’re interested!

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