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Tribute to Sibongile Khumalo: Artistic Excellence Across Cultures

The Ending is the Beginning by Lehlohonolo Shale (For Sibongile Khumalo) We thank you Azanian Songstress For calling out its name The country of your ancestors Let it embalm our cracked lips The ending is the beginning in this land

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I put aside when I find

by Partha Sarkar I put aside The rosy The sharp part of the heart And throw away the conscience of the science When I find a shadowy world Where a clear bastard Chewing the quid of the tobacco Burns the

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self-curated, pixelated

by Khadija Sharife self-curated ++++++++++++pixelated this slideshow of your greatest hits poverty down on the painted gold T & O, behold after the scorched earth, the standing dead now streaming live, a million channels with one view, featuring please and

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Another Woman is Dead

By Myesha Jenkins Translated to Sepedi in 2011 with permission from author. Myesha Jenkins. He beat her He stabbed her He kicked her to death Because she wouldn’t listen Because she was too pretty Because she had her own thoughts

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Behind a Half Closed Door

By Khadija Shariffe behind a half closed door, you said mad money coming your way, leg shaking to the sound of loose change, thus jingle jangle in the pockets of the upper crust, price-tagging trees for billionaires on the up

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