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by Deon-Simphiwe Rakaku The hinted sense of desolationhaunts The woundedness of facesone encountersweighs heavy on the heartsuch is crispness of a people charredby not having povertylives herein the streetmore viciouslythan in the cities what a bloody terrorist and bullythis damn

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Correspondence between Madimetja “Kulturecool” Selepe and Deon-Simphiwe

18 Oct 2014   Dear Madimetja Thank you for submitting your poem to Botsotso. It is very exciting for us to see young people being as passionate about writing and their culture as you are. Please keep this up. You

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Thuto Ke Lesedi

by Madimetja Selepe   My name is Madimetja Selepe known as kulturekool. I am a 16 year old boy, from Limpopo in polokwane, attending school at Derek kobe high. I love to join botsotso publishing as I am motivated by

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Am my own man

by Deon-Simphiwe Rakaku   I can hear her voice wail like an impatient church bell it echoes in stately shrills lack of restraint casts her into the darkness of fears “Be a man! Be a man, Joe!” she had demanded

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Beneath the Skin

by Deon-Simphiwe Rakaku   These men’s faces are their Achilles Heels Look at that fellow with fiery eyes face torn by raging fists He even bleeds from his solid temples Skin is not steel that bends when emotions heat up

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Botsotso is pleased to announce that it is now hosting administration of this trust.

The function of the trust is to negotiate terms of Permission and Rights under which Alan Paton’s work may be published, translated and/or used in any other manner, such as adaptation.

The literary managers are Warren Jeremy Rourke and Kharys Ateh Laue who are contactable at

All Permissions and Rights accrue directly to the Trust.

For further information please check under the menu item.