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- Xabiso Vili is a performer, writer, social activist and soul collaborator. His writings explore his inner world in order to relate to the outer world. He is the champion of multiple slams and Word N Sound poet of the year in 2014 and 2015. Xabiso has been published online and in various anthologies. He has performed all over South Africa, in Scotland, the UK, the US and India. He believes that art influences his community positively and is constantly working towards creating alternative stages for art to be shared. Xabiso also runs writing, performance and event organising workshops through Scribe Rites, a performance writing collective he co-founded, which has produced other award-winning writers and performers. He released his album, Eating My Skin, created with Favela Ninjas in 2016. His one-man show, Black Boi Be, has travelled extensively to critical acclaim and Laughing In My Father’s Voice is his first collection of poems to be published.