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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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Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such an impact. Thereafter, she was indefatigable in organising and strengthening poetry platforms on radio and for live performance/readings. Myesha’s work was included in two Botsotso productions – the anthology Isis X and the recording Roots and Branches. Her spirit as a politically conscious, jazz-loving artist lives on and is well expressed in her seminal poem Autobiography which was included in both these projects.

Click here to read Autobiography, a poem by Myesha Jenkins.

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