Kwame Dawes – Kwame Dawes is a celebrated poet, writer, documentary filmmaker and founder of the African Poetry Book Fund. He describes Badilisha as "beautifully designed, user-friendly, eclectic, intelligent, generous and constantly seeking to expand its range." He points out that at present the archive is still quite South Africa heavy, in terms of content, which is to be expected with the organization based in Cape Town.
But adds: "This is changing, and I believe that more and more voices from other parts of Africa and the Diaspora will appear on the site. It is important, very, very important."