Moses Mtileni: tribute and poems

Tribute by Vonani Bila Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song By Vonani Bila The senseless murder of Nzama Khaizeni Moses Mtileni on 8 July 2019 left me devastated. What kind of a liberated country slays and crushes its erudite

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The other side of life

by Eyethu Mfazwe The arts get ill-treated by the logical because they aren’t scientific enough to be tested but can be proven We are advised to forgive those who wronged us although some don’t ask for forgiveness or don’t see

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the language of blood / rooi taal

by Nkateko Masinga the moon, a sliver of itself tonight, ‘n stuk in a tongue I had to cut out of my mouth, round and forgiving once but now riven / fragmented to reveal a chasm of vocabularies other than

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Two Poems by Rick Neale

leopard trees time. mountains in context have shadows and this is your clue. we saw the structure of them exposed that afternoon, walking too slow for any kind of chronological displacement, thank god. but the seams of rock jutted out

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Two poems by Llaka Tshesane

But you keep taking I’ve sat under a tree for its shade Eaten its fruits and given my water Hidden from the sun’s heat We gave out our bodies’ excretions But you keep taking From the meaning of the bend

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