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Two Poems by David wa Maahlamela

Hatchets of the South There was no summer that year; cowhide drums turned upside down. The moon never danced to the tsau-tsau song; It ascended each night with a fallen head, mourning death of humankind. In a land from which

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Nkadime diphego

by Oliver Kgadime Matsepe (1932 – 1974) Nkadime diphego nonyana ke fofe, Tša mono ke khutše mogofe. Ka diphego ke tle ke akgofe, Meloko le melokwana le ofe le ofe Mogwera ke kgone go mo hlola. Nkadime molodi, ke na

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Two poems by David wa Maahlamela

Mr Plumber’s wife   Plumber’s wife works in sky fingering offices, her manicured fingers conversing with a computer for seven hours. English sprints out her mouth as if it was born there, as if she was not living in a

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