Lebogang “Lebo” Mashile


Lebo is poetry’s hottest property.

This spoken-word artist and television presenter was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, in the United States. Her parents were in exile and since returning to the country she has established the Feela Sistah Spoken Word Collective, acted in the international feature Hotel Rwanda, published a book (A Ribbon of Rhythm) and launc~ed a CD of live poetry mixed with beats (Lebo Mashile Live). She is also known as executive producer and host of SABCl ‘s travel series L’atitude. In 2004, Lebo was nominated for the prestigious DaimlerChrysler award for poetry.

She holds a degree in law and international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Lunch Spot: Bismillah, Fordsburg; Nambithas, Orlando West; Gramadoelas, Newtown