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[LISTEN] 'My role is to use language to give life and vision' - Lebo Mashile

Lebo Mashile says that she's been performing for 19 years but admits that it doesn't get easier.

JOHANNESBURG - In the Weekend Breakfast's profile interview, South African writer and performance poet Lebo Mashile chats about the impact of poetry in contemporary society, and her role in this new-age of awakening.

Mashile says that she's been performing for 19 years but admits that it doesn't get easier.

"It's not nice living out a suitcase and dealing with round-the-clock pressure."

Mashile says that South Africa has a historical relationship with poetry.

"We're changing and becoming sensitive to how wrong certain experiences are (these acts of violence). There's an awakening that's happening."

Listen to the audio above for more.

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