#WNSallstars: It’s nice to be part of a movement bigger than ourselves – Bonga

1. Where did you first hear about WNS and what made you want to be a part of it?
From a young fetching broad, that used to attend the sessions we used to host at the Boston Media House. And I wanted to be part of it mainly because it was at the Baseline and everyone one wants to be able to say I performed at the Baseline at least once in their lives.

2. Tell us about your first time on the WNS stage. How was the experience? What did you love about it and what did you hate?
That was one of the most enjoyable days I’ve had at WNS, it was a day spent with old friends, making new ones. And it didn’t hurt that this was all done in the name of poetry. I don’t think there was anything to hate on that day.

3. What has been your most memorable WNS show?
The most recent, TongueFu show was pretty awesome, so I’d have to go with that one.

4. You are now part of the WNS committee. What is your role and how has that experience been?
I am the merchant of Venice! I do the whole Jason Statham transporter thing at times, bald head and all, and I’m supposed to be projecting managing but work is kinda getting in the way with that one at the moment but I’m working on it. It’s been a pretty rewarding experience because we get to hang out with international artists and get to feel important in life but yea it’s nice to be part of a movement bigger than ourselves in creating a sustainable platform for poetry…it sucks sometimes because we can’t get to enjoy the full shows cause of all the running around but all is well that ends well.

5. Name 3 of your favourite poems from any of the artists in the AllStars line up. What is it about that poem that makes it stand out?
This is a hard one but uhm… Maybe the Lebanon Cedar tree poem by Andrew(I think I’m messing this tittle up and I do apologise), Manufacturing Kings was a pretty powerful piece and the poem about Joburg letting his people go by KB.

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