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10 Questions For: Siphosethu Phikelela

An emblem of combining one’s passion with one’s sense of self – isiXhosa-poet, Siphosethu Phikelela, has been writing since the age of 13 and was crowned the 2016 champion of the Open Book Festival Poetry Slam. Her talent also gave her the chance to get published in sport, arts and community activism magazine, Sparkling Women.

1. How would you describe what you do for a living?
I write, perform poetry and I slam.

2. What is your most vivid childhood memory?
My most vivid childhood memory would have to be going to school on an empty stomach with nothing but mom's motivations.

3. If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?
1. Noxolo Grootboom – I've looked up to her since I was a child.
2. Thandiswa Mazwai – Her music does magic to my soul. I'd love to collaborate with her someday.
3. Gcina Mhlophe – I believe I'd acquire a lot of wisdom from her.

4. If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?
The song I'd sing is ‘Destiny’ by Zahara. It reminds me of the times I had the desire to get where I am now and how I'd look up and keep dreaming even though there were discouragements. I believe in my vision and the song gives me hope that there's more on its way.

5. How would you complete this sentence? The South African cabinet should include a Minister of _____________.
Language and Poetry. Just that.

6. What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
People thinking I write in isiXhosa because I have a thing against other languages. I just love my mother tongue.                   

7. What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town?
The city is a polished reflection of apartheid. Segregation, racism and discrimination occur on a daily basis.

8. What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
Facing criticism.                                            

9. What's the one thing you'd like to achieve before you die?
Travel the world through my poetry and own a library.

10. Which well-known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a one-on-one dance-off and why?  
Julius Malema. Haha! I've never seen him dance.  

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