In Search Of Elusive Answers

by Ndaba Sibanda

leakages were liked and licked by the like-minded
what looms large now is no longer a legacy but legalities

to appear before the mines committee for gone glittery blackberries
or to dilly-dally, duck and dodge their little man`s minefield of queries?

some say the MPs are not dense to ask 15 billion questions
how did the diamond revenues develop legs and disappear!

yet others say summons are not sentences or custodial kisses
seems there is a subtle parliamentary rage over loftiness

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Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such an impact. Thereafter, she was indefatigable in organising and strengthening poetry platforms on radio and for live performance/readings. Myesha’s work was included in two Botsotso productions – the anthology Isis X and the recording Roots and Branches. Her spirit as a politically conscious, jazz-loving artist lives on and is well expressed in her seminal poem Autobiography which was included in both these projects.

Click here to read Autobiography, a poem by Myesha Jenkins.

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