R.I.P. South African poet and Earl Sweatshirt’s father Keorapetse Kgositsile

January 5, 2018

Celebrated South African poet laureate and anti-apartheid activist (and father of Earl Sweatshirt) Keorapetse Kgositsile died Wednesday at age 79 in a Johannesburg hospital. Remembered for his publishings in anti-apartheid newspaper New Age, his prolific poetry, African National Congress Kgositsile’s legacy touched many throughout the black literary in S.A. and in the States, where he spent many years in exile, and artists in the hip-hop world, like The Last Poets.