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Accepting Submissions for South African Anthology of Migrant Poetry

Watercolor of a Somali Spaza Shop in Mdantsane by Amitabh Mitra
Watercolor of a Somali Spaza Shop in Mdantsane by Amitabh Mitra


Accepting submissions for a South African Anthology on Migrant Poetry. The publication by Poets Printery is scheduled for February 2013. South Africa has been host to people from countries of Africa and beyond. This anthology will provide the best of migrant poetry and a rare insight into the problems of migrant population and the host country.

Who are eligible – Migrant Poets from other countries living in South Africa

Language – English, Can write in the language of the country but a translation in English has to be provided

Topics –

• Internal Migration
• Political Asylum
• Refugee status and border jumping
• Humanitarian Crisis and Complex Humanitarian Emergency
• Xenophobia
• Host country acceptance
• Economic denting to the host country
• Role of UNHCR – The United Nations Refugee Agency
• War and genocide
• Disease, physical and mental trauma and access to primary health care

We cannot guarantee every submission to be published

Please send three poems with a 50 word bio to Amitabh Mitra at


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