Prince Shapiro Bio

Zolani Prince Shapiro Tyalimpi better known as  was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Askeaton in the Transkei region of Azania. He is a poet, writer, photographer, actor, percussionist and human rights activist. He is a member of “Sounds of Edutainment” a movement which offers a platform for young up and coming artists to showcase their talent free from censorship, a movement that is always in partnership with All-African People’s Revolutionary Party for African Liberation Day observation in Azania.

Prince Shapiro thought provoking poetry performance for social justice is featured in a Norwegian Church Aid documentary film “Debt of the Dictators”. It also appears in the following publications:

  • “Timbila 2005” a journal of onion skin poetry
  • “The Social Conditions of the Working Class in Evaton West” an educational booklet
  • “Botsotso 15” a combination of poetry, book revues, workshops and symposia compiled as a
    product of Jozi Spoken Word festival 2007
  •  “Jubilee South Africa’s News Letters”
  • “Portsmouth City Council Meeting 16th December 2019” in New Hampshire, USA where he presented and handed the poem “Augmentation” to the mayor as a token of appreciation for Portsmouth African Burying Ground Memorial.

Prince Shapiro is an executive producer of “Road2Remedy” a 2011 documentary movie on mining activities versus community development in Africa by IANRA (International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa).

In 2012, he published two booklets “Am I Not Black Enough” challenging xenophobic/afrophobic mentality in
South Africa. Later he published “Hundred Years In Existence” an observation of hundred years of Alexandra Township.

For almost 11 years [2008 – 2019] Prince Shapiro presented poetry at “89.1 FM” Alexandra Community Radio Station.

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