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South African Youth Voices Amplified: Lockdown Youth Poetry

In south Africa, amidst COVID-19 with hard stay-at-home orders and work restrictions due to the pandemic, a group of impassioned young men and women of  Activate Change Drivers launched “21 Poems of Encouragement for 21 days of lockdown”. A series of visual and written prose penned under hard lockdown in April. The online poetry project headed by Activator Xolane Ngobozana and part of the COVID-19 campaign to “inspire and encourage the nation during lockdown” includes an “‘obituary’ for coronavirus and expressions of resilience in documenting their fight back against Covid-19”.

You can watch the complete “21 Poems of Encouragement” series HERE.