Poems: To the Memory of the Poet, Chris Zithulele Mann who Died on 10 March 2021

Chris Mann was born in Port Elizabeth in 1948 and went to school at Bishops/Diocesan College in Cape Town. He studied English and Philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand, and went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where

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Kendeka Prize for African Literature

Nairobi, February 24, 2021 Announcement of Judges Kendeka Prize for African Literature is honoured to announce Lucas Wafula (Kenya), Renee Edwige Dro (Côte d’Ivoire) and Remy Ngamije (Namibia) as the judges for the 2021 prize. The Panel will be chaired

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Four Love Poems for Qi Hong by Yuan Changming

Stream & Lake All your life, you have been trying Flowing, pouring and dissolving Every droplet of your thick and transparent being Into this lake For her sake Yet at the end it is you Who turn yourself into the

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Toward a biography of Isicamtho poet, Isabella Motadinyane

by Sizakele Nkosi Abstract Soweto-born Isicamtho poet, Isabella Motadinyane whose Complete Poems were re-published posthumously in 2016 is here introduced to the world of literary criticism. Living and writing during and post-apartheid, she is the first woman to write and

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Two Poems by Zamokuhle Madinana

the wailing taps here taps wail without weeping just air seeping for days & a stink of toilets that cannot swallow grows in the township it’s midday teenage mothers roam the streets with wobbling breasts in soiled nighties kwamazakhele some

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