Myesha Jenkins Memorial

Myesha Jenkins was the presenter of's Myesha's Memoirs: Living with Jazz and Poetry.
Myesha Jenkins, activist, poet and feminist, who died peacefully in her home on 5 September, arrived in South Africa from the US in the heady early days of our new democracy and devoted her life to the empowerment of rural black women, performance poetry, the creation of networks that supported poets, the broadcast of poetry and multiple collaborations between poetry and jazz, one of her greatest loves.