Matete Motsoaledi

Rookie (05 September / Mpumalanga province)

Biography of Matete Motsoaledi

Matete is a performance poet based in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. He writes mostly in his native Sepedi language and accasionally in English. His writing is focused on social conditions which includes politics which he does not shy from.

He is one of the contributors of 'an anthology of Mpumalanga indegineous language poetry' titled Bantu Letters (published in 2011) . He is also a contributor in the Xprexion Sexion blog www.xprexionsexion.wordpress.com

Matete Motsoaledi's Works:

Bantu Letters: an anthology of Mpumalanga indegineous language poetry (2011)

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A poet tried to be smart with his art
To satisfy his addiction to diction
But lost meaning to rhyme-scheming
He churned out empty lines
Which went into a comma and died before a full stop
But the fool wouldn’t stop
He scribbled passive cursive
Which was not at all impressive
And carried on cursing and cursing

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