PDBY interviewed the University of Pretoria’s own Caitlin Tallack, author of debut poetry collection, A Birthday Card in May. Caitlin gives us insight into self-publishing, being an author, and her unique view of the creative process.
PDBY had the pleasure of interviewing the author of Invisible Strings, Naledi Mashishi. Invisible Strings is Naledi’s debut novel and in this interview, she elaborates on some major concepts covered in the book.
Pretoria-based spoken word performance poet Given Masilela speaks to PDBY of his journey to become a performance poet, his inspirations and how his work challenges the modern views of society and “seeks to encourage good ethics, morality and great value systems”.
From keeping night-owls company as she pushed to perfect her craft during the ‘graveyard’ slot, to now keeping the country entertained as they go about their weekends, Keabetswe Boya is definitely on a winning streak.
PDBY spoke to singer and songwriter, Thulaganyo Motau. Motau is a student at UP and recently released a vibrant and funky debut single, “Souls Have Chosen”. She spoke to us about her musical journey, the industry and some of the life lessons she has learnt along the way.
PDBY interviewed local, talented, and self-taught musician, Carla Franco. Franco says that she tries not to focus on a single genre of music but prefers to create material that feels musically connected and lyrically authentic instead. While trying not to limit herself genre-wise, Franco says that more often than not her music leans towards acoustic/pop folk.