Three Poems by Siza Nkosi

music tour so where to? dube station via the main road jozi fm on the left they play gospel and cheaters on thursdays i bump into uncle ray next to the toilet (they call the police station the toilet) ray’s

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Three Poems by Sarah Lubala

A Leaving Song — in memory of my great grandmother say the cows are dying in the fields say there is no meat this summer say she is sold to an old chief say her thighs sing blood and water

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O Ikgethile Mogale

by Frans Baloyi Ba fahlilwe , ke bo mahlo o mpontshang !Batho ke bao ba maketše ke bo tsebe ke kwa eng Ruri o kganya bjalo ka naledi bokamoso Se ba fahlile sešomi sa atla tša bothakga Batho bona o

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Wig (less)

(for Precious Gumede) by Abu Bakr Solomons I looked at your profile pic and saw that you were not donning a wig anymore It felt, after so many years, that I finally saw you, real, bold and true Your beautiful

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another dead poet

by Amani Karisa we’re gathered here outside parliament boys and girls dressed in black swinging our bodies in slow motion singing dirges with hoarse voices fists raised against the wind arms stretched out holding posters painted with blood from the

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