Poet spotlight: Khadija Heeger

by | May 30, 2023 | Poet spotlight

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Is a published poet, actress, facilitator, cultural activist, who hails from the Cape Flats. Her poetic work has been characterised as stark and unapologetic.

Khadija’s debut poetry collection is called ‘Beyond the delivery room’ may be found at The Book Lounge. Her 2nd collection, ‘Thicker than Sorrow’ will be available from the 9th August 2022. Publisher Modjaji Books.

More recently Khadija’s acting career has and is at the fore as her artistic expression at the moment.

She is featured in Arendsvlei, Alles Malan, Afgrond, Sewende Laan, Recipes for Love & Murder, Krismis van Map Jacobs. ‘Down so Long’ a movie shot in 2019 in Hangberg, in Hout Bay, in which Khadija is the lead actress opposite Tshumano Sebe. It was part of Silverskerm 2022 and she was nominated for best actress award. Avokado, a film detailing the lives of the wealthy Wilemse family has recently been screened on Flieknet. Khadija plays matriarch Sylvia Wilemse.

Her international stuff include Recipes for Love & Murderr, Low Rider, Spinners, Locked Up Abroad.

She still maintains a close eye on the heritage sector as it pertains to identity which features prominently in her performance poetry.