Performance poet, writer, academic and project manager within the arts, Katleho Kano Shoro, was also the 2016 Gauteng Slam Champion within Current State of Poetry (CSP) movement. Much of her work is focused on African intellectualism as well as exploring the accessibility thereof. Kano’s poetry has been published in Pear Drop, Killens Review of Arts and Letters Journal, Badilisha Poetry and Naane la Moya. She has been involved in various literary projects that combine her creative and academic work. Some of these include coordinating African literary initiatives under organisations such as AFAI and Langaa RPCIG, co-editing The Spoken Word Project: Stories Travelling through Africa and featuring at literature festivals such as the Franschhoek Literature Festival and the Open Book Festival.