Vonani Bila

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Vonani Bila (born 1972) is a South African author and poet. He is the founder and editor of the poetry journal Timbila and directs the Timbila Poetry Project in Limpopo Province. He works as the co-ordinator of the Limpopo NGO Coalition and edits the newspaper Community Gazette. He has written eight story books in English and Tsonga for newly literate adult readers. His poetry has been published in the collection No Free Sleeping. In 2003 Vonani Bila released his first music and poetry CD, 'Dahl Street, Pietersburg'. He is an embodiment of the voice of the black protest[citation needed]. Bila participated in the 'Poetry Africa 2005', an International festival of poetry held in Durban, South Africa.

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