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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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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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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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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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