Walk Sister Walk

by L.O. Monene   When the first cock crow You turn, turn and toss Troubled by the plight of home affairs fires Oh what will i feed my children! Yet when the sun peep in the east You sing along

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CALL FOR POEMS

  BEST “NEW” AFRICAN POETS 2018 ANTHOLOGY   We are calling for BEST 1-3 poems per poet from Africa (living in Africa) or of African diasporas (one of the parents originated from Africa) to be included in BEST “NEW” AFRICAN

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Good Morning, Tony

by Lizo Mkhize   It’s 4am A glass of Glenfiddich 12 in my hand I dial your number A familiar voice speaks As Tony peeks Out from his hole Near the thing you built And grabs the bread I left

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Keep them close

by Xihluke Mlangeni   There was never smoke without a fire nor a tail without a head Behind every loss are memories that drift in the sky when the soul rises Father died one day And on that cold pained

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2 poems by Lindiwe Mpofu

Zimbabwean gestation   another day, another spell of gut churning nausea morning sickness from the growing foetus of loneliness and the longing to return to the soil that formed me, the ground where my umbilical cord is buried homesick but

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