Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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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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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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