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Water

by Abbey Khambule The tide grows. A charm of firefinches flies over the promontory, breaks open and tumbles on the wind like roller pigeons; retreats inland, fleeing the ribboning tongue of the sun setting in the ocean. I imagine it

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Weeds

by Mpumi Cilibe   There were moments when I felt that she was far stricter and harsher with me than with the rest of my siblings. But I must admit that there were also times when I felt her tenderness

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His eyes were blue

by Abigail George   “God took you out of my life for a reason.” Arms as pale as milk, black eyes, little foal, innocent and tender as Zelda Fitzgerald, genius wonder boy of the family – in this dark house

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Verses for Bantu Biko and Imam Haroon Inspires

By Yousuf Cajee   The audience at “Verses for Biko & Imam Haroon”, held on 28 September at the Nana Memorial Hall in Crosby, Jozi, was riveting as the audience was treated to soul-stirring poetry by Gillian Schutte, Siza Nkosi,

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Czardas

by Noel King   Dust dances in the light above my son’s violin. I am recalling the days I never heard him practise. Being a CEO, I was busy, away a lot, when I was at home it was down-time

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