Reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson is awarded his first Honorary Doctorate by Rhodes University in April 2017.
In a celebration at NELM he performed his poem “Unfinished Revolution.”
Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born 24 August 1952) is a UK-based Jamaican-British dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry involves the recitation of his own verse in Jamaican Patois over dub-reggae, usually written in collaboration with renowned British reggae. (Source:Wikipedia)
The celebratory programme featured: Lesego Rampolokeng, Robbie Van Niekerk, Rod Walker, Sisonke Papu, Debbie Seddon and poetry readings from Nombulelo and Ntsika High learners, Yolisa Kenqu, Monica Hendricks and Unathi Slasha.