: HemelBesem

R 160.00
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222pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017.


A collection of autobiographical essays by Cape hip-hop artist Simon Witbooi, known by his stage name HemelBesem.

Simon was born in Blackheath, a poor suburb of Cape Town. He is also a poet, columnist, street preacher, motivational speaker, and a regular anchor presenter of the magazine program Pasella. He has a passion for the Afrikaans language and is involved in the ATKV project Words Open Worlds (WOW), which aims to foster a love of reading among school children, and in ATKV's annual Song Workshop, which aims to develop new African songwriting talent.