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Everybody can Babble but not every Little Brat has the Strategic Network Cable

by Mphutlane wa Bofelo It’s true that every revolution needs a theory But, comrades, to sell theory you need resources It’s true again, comrades, every revolution needs art But art itself needs funding It’s also a truism, comrades, that making

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sometimes i am just a body

by Mphutlane wa Bofelo   bold and audacious free spirit irrepressible voice open express of the right of the body to receive and give pleasure according to its own tastes not society’s dictates before Rhodes must fall before fees must

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Four poems by Mphutlane Wa Bofelo

Malakabe lerato lena ke mollo mosi wa lona ha o hloke patsi le disu hore o kunkele o thunya ka pelong ha ke batle ho bua ka malakabe mashala a lona ke a tshaba ke nna ona ke molora le

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The Smell in the Armpit Theatre

 by Mphutlane wa Bofelo   the smell in the armpit theatre mix masala of assorted odors white wine on kanga grease johnson & johnson via ram n maple jalapeno sauce & Mexican chili white stains black sores colored gore amusement

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Three Stories by Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Gumba “the subscriber is not available at the moment try again later”  the voice tells me and to no avail  i  try again later for several times until i decide to try the guys’ home phones and i am met

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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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