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Poems by Sihle Ntuli

Jomo   orlando stadium as a dancefloor spinning, on top the football oh the flair, the two step defenders left, in the open abandoned show me inumber number ten legend scores dlala Jomo legend leaps into the cosmos   The

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The Brink of Bursting: Confessions of a Balloon Fetishist

by Ray Gary   The very particular beauty of a balloon is inseparable from its fragility. For a number of people, most of whom choose to remain anonymous, this beauty extends beyond reminisces of childhood. A Google search of ‘balloon fetish’

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Composer at Large: Diary/Memoir

by John Simon   excerpt from entry Stanwell Sunday 30 March 2008 Sex under Apartheid I have to say my life at this time was wild and exciting. Johannesburg was a confident, self-assured, if highly dislocated city, with a citizenry

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‘Doctor Joseph Karekazi’ and ‘Jessica’: Two extracts from “Murambi: Book of Bones”

by Boubacar Boris Diop Jessica    I am stunned. Times like the ones we are living in will also give rise to incredible human beings. They’ve just informed me of the circumstances of the death of FélicitéNiyitageka, a Hutu from

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Damien’s Shoes

by Ret’sepile Makamane My son, Damien, makes fires that flicker throughout rainy June nights. He moves about the shores of Lake Muhazi, lighting a new fire on a new spot every night. People who travel to Kayonza come back to

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