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Tribute to Sibongile Khumalo: Artistic Excellence Across Cultures

The Ending is the Beginning by Lehlohonolo Shale (For Sibongile Khumalo) We thank you Azanian Songstress For calling out its name The country of your ancestors Let it embalm our cracked lips The ending is the beginning in this land

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Revolutionary Heritage

by Lehlohonolo Shale Taking back my revolutionary heritage The courageous heritage of Sharpeville Langa My June 16 My Fees must Fall Don’t erase it like they did My pennywhistle Coming out of a painter’s shrapnel Drawing from the well of

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A tribute to Harry

By: Lehlohonolo Shale At the festival of Letters, they say: Greet Harry when you meet at the Academy When you learn about Rodney at the Gallery How anxious I was to deliver Could not foresee the tempestuous winds of the

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